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  • Trump: Israel should keep building in Judea and Samaria

    05/03/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said Israel should continue building in Judea and Samaria, insisting the Jewish state should "keep moving forward" in response to Arab terrorism. Speaking to the UK's Daily Mail, Trump emphasized his support for the State of Israel, and appeared to veer away from previous comments in which he declared that he would stay "neutral" on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Trump referenced the "thousands of missiles being launched into Israel," by Arab terrorists prior to the 2014 Gaza war, asking rhetorically: "Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?" He also said he...
  • Geek Gift Advice From Feepers

    12/07/2015 2:07:50 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 28 replies
    My Own Mind ^ | 12/07/2015 | Bill Russell
    Fellow Freepers, I am looking into getting my son (13, soon to be 14) a build-it-yourself computer kit. He has ripped apart a couple of old laptops, but they don't have compatible parts. I am looking for a kit that he can use to learn to put together a working cpu that is usable and can be loaded with an operating system. I see a couple available on Amazon, but one looks too simplistic and the other is too complicated. When it comes to hardware and operating systems, I am very much a novice. I welcome your insights. Thanks so...
  • Startegy Ad Idea Aimed at Obama and Statists of All Stripes

    07/24/2015 3:59:17 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 25 replies
    My idea is to take Obama's idiotic "You didn't build that" and slam it back in their faces. Have ads focusing on a specific business owner, showing their actual business growth/extension plans and ideas. Explaining the bottom line in more employees they will need, expected growth of their business, etc. Then end with the person saying some kind of statement: We had all this planned and ready to go, but Mr. President, we didn't build it, because of you and how your policies have negatively affected our business. A whole damn series of ads like this could be created, the...
  • New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

    05/21/2015 2:59:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3. In Windows 10, neither desktop nor Universal (UAP) apps will be able to show a dialog prompting the user to change default file associations. Instead, users get a prompt when they next open a document of a type handled by a newly installed app. The prompt defaults...
  • Windows 10: Build 10074 is still for the brave - but it's looking good

    04/30/2015 8:42:27 AM PDT · by dayglored · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Build 2015 Microsoft has released preview Build 10074 of Windows 10 at its Build developer event in San Francisco. It is only a week since the previous preview build (10061) arrived, but this one is a milestone available even to users who prefer to stick with the more stable releases – the “slow” update cycle in Windows Insider terms. This also means you can get an ISO image for a clean install. Windows 10 is set for release this summer, according to Microsoft, with AMD CEO Lisa Su letting slip that it may be done by the end of July....
  • We're live at Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote

    04/29/2015 2:40:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    Engadget ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Devindra Hardawar
    (Liveblogging as it happens)
  • Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X

    11/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) to 15 locations around the United States that will bid for the work of building its forthcoming 777X jet, according to a source close to the discussions. Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration. The others include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the source said. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that the RFPs were sent out late Friday afternoon and into the evening.
  • Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

    06/14/2013 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    One thousand new housing units for Jews will be built in the Etzion Bloc, in Judea, the Minister of Construction and Housing annnounced. Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) met Wednesday with the Etzion Bloc Regional Council head Davidi Perl and discussed continued construction in the region, despite international pressure not to build homes for Jews there. The minister decided, in the course of the meeting, to make sure that “meaningful progress” takes place as regards several construction plans in the region. This includes the beginning of the planning process for a new 1,000-home neighborhood in the Gvaot neighborhood in Alon...
  • Let's Build Our Own Ammo Factory!

    03/28/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT · by catnipman · 80 replies
    3/28/2013 | Self
    There's essentially NO ammo available for retail sale in Colorado. None at all. Not in popular calibers like 9mm, .40 S&W and .45ACP. The fascist Obammunists have locked up the domestic supply and are shutting down imports. Why the hell don’t we conservatives set up a NEW ammo manufacturer in Texas and then refuse to sell to the FedGov. Maybe even make it a co-op, with member-owners getting first dibs on production. I’m sure we could get any number of offshore companies to build us a turnkey ammo factory in Texas. I’m sure ammo companies in Italy, China, Korea, Israel,...
  • Expert: Israel Has an Historic RIght to Judea and Samaria

    01/01/2013 3:35:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13 | David Lev
    ..... Until very recently, the guiding document for governments in Israel had been a 2004 report authored by leftist attorney Talia Sasson, who recommended the dismantling of many new communities, termed “outposts,” in Judea and Samaria. Sasson later ran for Knesset on the far-left Meretz party list. Baker said that much of the trouble relating to these communities was due to Sasson's bad faith in preparing the report. She had been asked by then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on “unauthorized outposts, but when she produced the report she termed them 'illegal' outposts.” The government, Baker said, had...
  • Exclusive: US urges Israel not to build in E-1 areas

    11/22/2012 7:26:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies ^ | 11/23/12 | HERB KEINON
    Washington is urging Israel not to allow construction in the area known as E-1 between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim as a possible response to the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition next week at the UN, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Building in E-1, which would create contiguity between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim to the northeast beyond the Green Line, is something various Israeli governments have long wanted to do, but which US opposition has prevented.
  • Why 'you didn't build that' resonates

    08/05/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-4-12 | josh barro
    The president's speech calls to mind a "West Wing" episode in which speechwriter Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) explains to the staff of some liberal house members why he won't insert a line in President Bartlet's upcoming speech. They want the president to attack Republican tax cut proposals as financing "private jets and swimming pools" for the wealthy. As Seaborn argues: Henry, last fall, every time your boss got on the stump and said, "It's time for the rich to pay their fair share," I hid under a couch and changed my name. I left Gage Whitney making $400,000 a year,...
  • Obama ... You Didn't Build That!

    07/26/2012 7:27:41 PM PDT · by zencycler · 6 replies
    self | self
    The buildup in Iraq, the buildup in Afghanistan, the overall buildup of US armed forces and technology during the Bush years, the intelligence sources and methods cultivated during the Bush years ... and everything else which ultimately led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden .... OBAMA, YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!
  • John Batchelor: Gaffe puts OFA on Defense

    07/24/2012 11:25:19 AM PDT · by tellw · 9 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 7/24/12 | John Batchelor
    The "You didn't build that," gaffe by Candidate Obama pushes OFA to play defense for the first instance in more than a month.  The Bain attacks have fallen on deaf ears.  Polls show that the opinion of Romney has become more positive since the Bain-bashing started last February by the Gingrich team.  OFA rushes to blunt the damage by the "Build" ad released by American Crossroads.  Is it enough?  Sure.  Except that Candidate Obama's remark will play like a golden oldie for the rest of the campaign.  OFA cannot interpret Mr. Obama's remarks any more than we can.   OFA claims...
  • Hitler finds out he didn't build the Third Reich

    07/21/2012 12:18:29 PM PDT · by JustCallMeFrank · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/21/12
    No news event is complete without a Hitler video.
  • Graphics: They Didn't Build That?

    07/20/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT · by opineapple · 33 replies
  • Netanyahu on Jerusalem Day: We'll Continue to Build Jerusalem

    05/31/2011 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/11 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke during Tuesday’s Jerusalem Day celebration at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem. As he entered the Beit Medrash, over a thousand students sang the words with which Moses blessed the tribe of Binyamin: "And to Binyamin he said: Beloved by God, he will dwell in security." The head of the yeshiva, Rav Yaakov Shapira, welcomed the Prime Minister with warm words for his forthright speech in the US Congress, adding that our "roadmap" is the Bible and that all of the land of Israel stems from Jerusalem and has the same indivisible status as the...
  • G.M: Build-Your-Own Corvette Engine Option for Z06 & ZR1

    07/14/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    PR NEWS ^ | 7-13-10 | Jamie Pert
    Have you always wanted to assemble a car engine? If so you may want to consider buying a Corvette Z06 or ZR1, this is because there is a new build-your-own engine option available. This option will set you back $5,800 extra, don’t worry if you are worried that you will end up with an engine that does not run, as a General Motors technician will supervise you throughout the build.
  • Army, Iraqi engineers build, learn together

    02/24/2010 7:02:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 125+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Brian Moore, USA
    BAGHDAD –American 317th Engineer Company and 17th Iraqi Army Division engineers worked together here recently to complete a road leading into Joint Security Station Deason, providing each the opportunity to train with and get to know their counterparts. Upon arrival to JSS Deason early this month, the American Soldiers met their partners from the 17th IA, Soldiers they would be working with throughout the duration of the project. "Some of our Soldiers had never met Iraqi Soldiers,” said Sgt. Steve Balamut, the Assistant Project Manager for this mission. “The Iraqis were eager to learn what we had to say and...
  • U.S. warns Israel not to build up West Bank corridor

    07/23/2009 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 752+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/24/2009 | Aluf Benn
    The U.S. administration has issued a stiff warning to Israel not to build in the area known as E-1, which lies between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim. Any change in the status quo in E-1 would be "extremely damaging," even "corrosive," the message said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed in the past to finally build the controversial E-1 housing project - as have several premiers before him, though none has done so due to American pressure. He opened his recent election campaign with a visit to Ma'aleh Adumim in which he declared: "I will link...
  • The Obama Hilltop Project

    07/23/2009 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 231+ views
    "Make a $10 donation to help rebuild the town of Homesh, which was destroyed during the 2005 Disengagement-Expulsion. The town will symbolically and defiantly be called "Homesh -Obama Hill" until President Obama is out of power ." Made mine today! You also have the opportunity to send a "letter to Obama" informing him you have made a financial donation to help with construction in Samaria, in defiance of Obama's pressure on Israel.
  • The Obama Hilltop Project

    07/23/2009 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies · 176+ views
    "Make a $10 donation to help rebuild the town of Homesh, which was destroyed during the 2005 Disengagement-Expulsion. The town will symbolically and defiantly be called "Homesh -Obama Hill" until President Obama is out of power ." Made mine today! You also have the opportunity to sign a "letter to Obama" informing him that you have made a financial donation to help with construction in Samaria in defiance of Obama's pressure on Israel.
  • Engineers Refurbish High-rise for 82nd Airborne Division (ESSAYONS)

    05/08/2009 4:58:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 613+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 2nd Lt. Brent Vance, USA
    BAGHDAD, May 8, 2009 – As coalition forces move out of Iraqi cities under the U.S.-Iraq security agreement that took effect in January, their facility requirements change. Army Spc. James Ridgley removes a duct system from a high-rise building being renovated to provide living quarters for soldiers at Joint Security Station Loyalty, Iraq, April 30, 2009. U.S Army photo by 2nd Lt. Brent Vance  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Engineers of 1st Platoon, Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion 225th Engineer Brigade, expanded housing for 82nd Airborne Division soldiers by transforming a high-rise office building in Baghdad into...
  • GM ‘Likely’ to Build in China as U.S. Factories Close

    04/21/2009 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,235+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 4/21/09 | Stephanie Wong
    Cannot post article as Bloomberg articles cannot be posted on FR. Link to article posted at my site.
  • Task Force Soldiers Build Relationships in Central Afghanistan

    04/07/2009 4:17:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 228+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Christopher Stachura, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 7, 2009 – Soldiers from Task Force Catamount recently met with village elders to address concerns, build relationships and inform residents about ongoing operations in central Afghanistan’s Wardak province. The province’s Nerkh district comprises several remote areas that are known safe havens for Taliban. During a recent mission, soldiers from Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, noted the importance of building relationships with villagers in remote areas. “In the past, Taliban have found sanctuary in remote areas of Wardak province,” Army Capt. James McCune, Blackhawk Company commander, said. “The summer fighting season is approaching...
  • China to build Mecca rail system

    02/11/2009 1:35:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 764+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2/11/09 | BBC
    China has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to build a new railway system linking the main sites of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj. ... Saudi Arabia also plans to build a high-speed rail link to take pilgrims from Mecca to Medina, Islam's two holiest cities, in 30 minutes. ... The new network in Saudi Arabia is expected to be ready within three years, with one section of the line due to be completed in time for the 2010 Hajj, officials said. The contract, worth almost $1.8bn (£1.24bn), was awarded to the China Railway Company and a French firm.
  • Okay, Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Vent

    07/03/2008 12:43:11 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 139+ views
    Argghh! ^ | 7/3/08 | Maj. Donovan ( I think)
    Since we don’t see a newspaper over here more than once every six weeks (hey, Stars & Stripes – what’s up with that, anyway?), I’m not even as minimally attuned as normal to what’s going on in the Land of Balmy Temperatures. However, I do get some inklings of what the buzz is from my li'l buddy, ry, who recently asked my thoughts on a subject he'd heard bruited about: “Why haven’t we gotten a better Iraqi Army for all the money we’ve spent?” Ummmmm -- huh? First, *we* didn’t get an Army -- Iraq did. Sure, we foot the...
  • America Supports You: Group Builds Homes for Wounded Troops

    06/02/2008 5:54:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 128+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jamie Findlater
    WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 – Building or remodeling homes to accommodate the needs of severely wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is the way Kirt Rebello and everyone else involved with “Homes for Our Troops” have chosen to thank servicemembers for their sacrifice. “A wounded servicemember’s life is forever changed,” Rebello -- vice president and projects director for Homes for Our Troops – said during an interview on “ASY Live,” a program on that’s part of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program. America Supports You connects citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at...
  • Engineers Focus on Nation Building in Afghanistan (ESSAYONS!)

    03/27/2008 4:36:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Micala Hicks, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, March 27, 2008 – Task Force Pacemaker’s engineers have conducted construction workshops throughout eastern Afghanistan to promote positive relationships with Afghans while providing them with skills critical to rebuilding their nation and economy. Fifty Afghan men learn how to use tools and safety equipment issued to them during a skilled-labor workshop at Forward Operating Base Sharana, in Afghanistan’s Paktika province. Photo by Sgt. David Roscoe, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. January marked the beginning of four separate construction workshops for Afghan men between the ages of 18 and 60. The task force...
  • America Supports You Summit Helps Groups Build on Momentum

    01/25/2008 3:03:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 53+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2008 – More than 180 representatives of 122 troop-support groups gathered today at the Pentagon to share information and insights about ways to boost their efforts during the third annual America Supports You National Summit. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Allison Barber, the program’s architect, opened the all-day session welcoming the participants she credits with making America Supports You such a big success. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is slated to close the summit, thanking the groups for their contributions. The Defense Department launched the America Supports you program in November 2004 to showcase support for the country’s...
  • Gates Seeks to Build on Positive Momentum in Iraq

    12/05/2007 3:27:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 86+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 5, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talked with Iraqi leaders and U.S. commanders here today to explore ways to maintain momentum built in recent months and continue to build on it. Gates met with Iraqi President Jalal Talibani, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Defense Minister Abd al-Qadir al-Mufriji and U.S. commanders. Here on his sixth visit as defense secretary, Gates noted vast security improvements. During a joint news conference with Mufriji, Gates cited “recent months of dramatic change in the security situation across the nation, a decline in violence to levels not seen since the Samarra mosque...
  • Advisors Work to Build Afghan Forces Sustainment Systems

    11/21/2007 4:24:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 67+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2007 – The biggest challenges Afghanistan’s security forces face are not recruiting, training or fighting, but have more to do with building the systems that will sustain the country’s forces, a senior advisor in the region said this week. “The greatest challenge that I have observed in working with the Afghan National Security Forces is not their fighting capability, it’s not their desire to create a national army and police, (and) it's not their willingness to sacrifice. Rather, it is the creation and sustainment of a national industrial base from which to maintain the army and the...
  • Reconstruction Team to Build 29 Schools (Boys & girls trade learning in open fields for classrooms.)

    08/28/2007 5:22:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Defense News ^ | Ensign Christopher Weis
    KHOWST, Afghanistan, Aug. 28, 2007 — In this rugged border province formerly known for its notorious al-Qaeda training camps, 88,000 Afghan students sit in open fields attending classes, enduring hours under the scorching sun for any opportunity to learn and build a better life. "Khowst used to be considered a place of death. Now it is a place for new life." Khowst Gov. Arsala Jamal One of those students is Farishta, a 12-year-old girl from Jaji Maidan, an outer district of Khowst Province. Speaking just two miles from the Pakistani border, Farishta forcefully explains her commitment to education. “All I...
  • US Army Engineers Continue Work on Health Care Centers (Availability; reduce infant mortality)

    08/24/2007 6:03:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Defense News ^ | A. Al Bahrani
    U.S. Army Engineers Continue Work on Health Care Centers Increased availability to medical care will help reduce infant mortality. By A. Al BahraniGulf Region South, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers MAYSAN, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2007 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to make a significant and positive impact on the reconstruction of Iraq. The design-build projects of four Primary Healthcare Centers in Maysan Province are a prime example. "We are making history here. I enjoy working in Iraq and seeing the benefit of the reconstruction work." Maj. Stephen Herda Maysan resident engineer, Basrah Area Office. “The four...
  • Training base helping to build future of Iraq

    08/13/2007 5:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 121+ views
    KIRKUSH — Coalition advisors gathered at the Kirkush Military Training Base Wednesday to see the progress being made in the region. Denmark Army Gen. Werner P. Kahle visited Iraqi Army Gen. Sabah, head of the Regional Support Unit (RSU) at the base, located approximately 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. “Think of it [the RSU] as a distribution center,” said Navy Capt. Joe Hedges, Assistance Chief of Staff of Engineering. “we are building distribution systems to get supplies to Soldiers in the front,” “If you have an army in the field, you have to be able to support them,” said Karl...
  • Time Needed to Build Iraqi Forces, Training Chief Says

    06/25/2007 4:40:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2007 – While Iraqi forces are progressing, it will take time before they are fully ready to shoulder the security burden, the man in charge of training Iraqi Army and police said today. Army Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard also said that one of the lessons of the war in Iraq is that the coalition must not “draw forces down too quickly when we think there's a glimmer of success.” Pittard is finishing up a year as the commander of the Iraq Assistance Group in Baghdad. He briefed Pentagon reporters via video teleconference. The Iraq Assistance Group...
  • Iraqi Soldiers, U.S. troops build relationships during foot patrol

    03/21/2007 6:18:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 408+ views
    An Iraqi Army Soldier makes friends with an Iraqi boy, March 17, during a foot patrol near the village of Kem, Iraq. The boy rushed over to show the Soldier a fish he had caught. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. KEM -- Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) and U.S. Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment went on a joint foot patrol in the villages surrounding Kem, Iraq Saturday afternoon.While on patrol, Iraqi Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers paired up in two...
  • Combat engineers build up Baghdad

    03/01/2007 7:58:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 339+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Kevin Thomas
    Soldiers from 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, of Fort Hood, Texas, work on constructing a building in the Baghdad area. The unit repairs damaged Iraqi infrastructure, and performs construction in support of U.S forces, improving the quality of life on remote bases for U.S and Iraqi army soldiers. BAGHDAD -- As Soldiers stand up security stations and patrol bases across the Iraqi capital the need for operational buildings increases. This is where the 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, of Fort Hood, Texas, comes into play.The unit repairs damaged Iraqi infrastructure, and performs construction in support of U.S forces,...
  • Engineers build high school in northern Baghdad

    02/13/2007 4:55:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Students applaud during the opening ceremony earlier this week of a new girls’ high school in north Baghdad. The $470,000 project includes 16 classrooms that handle an enrollment of up to 450 students. Ali Bunni, the Qada Council’s deputy chairman, said during the ceremony that he could not adequately express in words his community’s happiness about the new facility. BAGHDAD — A new high school for girls opened in northern Baghdad Feb. 5, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The school is one of many projects focusing on education and reconstruction of Iraq’s infrastructure. Residents in north Baghdad...
  • America Supports You: Fisher House Foundation to Build Many More Homes

    01/14/2007 3:25:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 273+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2007 – The Fisher House Foundation will expand its efforts to help injured U.S. troops and their families by building five new comfort homes per year until 2010, the foundation’s chairman said last night on CNN's "Larry King Live." “These are families that make sacrifices. This program is designed to help them,” Ken Fisher said. The foundation builds homes on and near active military and Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The houses provide free lodging for servicemembers who must stay near a hospital for continuing treatment, as well as families visiting wounded loved ones. The work done...
  • Build Your Own Universe

    11/29/2006 4:19:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 85 replies · 1,496+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/27/06 | Robert Krulwich
    Is this a joke? No, say a bunch of physicists. One day, it may be possible for a person to create a universe! This is not going to happen tomorrow. Not even close. But according to Columbia University physics professor Brian Greene, it is theoretically not impossible (which is his way of saying the possibilities are not zero) that one day, a person could build a universe. The very idea is so startling it's hard to know what this means. Think about it this way: One day (far off, no doubt), it may be possible to go into a laboratory...
  • 40th Engineer Soldiers Make a Difference in Iraq

    10/03/2006 6:11:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Defense News ^ | Ken L. Holder
    BASRAH, Iraq, Oct. 3, 2006 — A group of California National Guardsmen from the 40th Engineer Brigade are making a difference in Iraq serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Basrah Area Office of the Gulf Region South District. “There are three of us serving down here in Basrah,” said Maj. Zac Delwiche, a liaison officer with the Oil Area Office. “We all have different jobs, but the Corps is making good use of all of our skills.” Delwiche is joined in Basrah by fellow 40th Engineer Brigade soldiers: Master Sgt. Bob Lamoureux and Sgt 1st Class...
  • Afghans Work On Dam, Building Reconstruction Projects

    10/01/2006 12:40:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2006 – More than 140 Afghan laborers are currently working to complete local dam and building construction projects worth a total of nearly half a million dollars, according to Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news releases. More than 90 Afghan workers are helping to build a water-retention dam on a natural waterway near the village of Rawza in Ghazni district, Ghazni province. Work on the $200,000 concrete dam began July 25, but much of the work was redone because of heavy rain and flooding that month. Work on the more than 45-foot-high dam is 25 percent complete. The...
  • US To Build 1,800 Towers To Guard Borders

    09/20/2006 7:04:00 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-21-2006 | Francis Harris
    US to build 1,800 towers to guard borders By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 21/09/2006) America is to build 1,800 watchtowers bristling with high-tech sensors as part of an $8 billion (£4.25 billion) programme to secure its borders against illegal migrants. The towers will form the centrepiece of a network to be constructed by the aerospace company Boeing along the 5,000 miles of border with Mexico and Canada. Each watchtower will be equipped with an array of equipment, including cameras, which can zoom in on suspicious movements then transmit live video to border agents with handheld computers. Some of the...
  • Sweat and wires to build the new Iraqi Army

    09/08/2006 4:56:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll
    Capt. Luke A. Coyle, a Military Transition Team communications advisor, watches while Lance Cpls. Timothy A. Ebert and Jesse L. Jamison attempt the task of engineering wires. Department of Defense photo by Marine Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll. CAMP TAQADDUM -- As the early morning sun slips over the horizon, it illuminates a group of Marines and their line of humvees, loaded heavy with gear. The industrious Marines suit up, mount up and roll out of their home-away-from-home: a dry, dusty lot they call “Comm Company.” The Marines of Wire Platoon, Communications Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, wear enough equipment...
  • US Warns Of 'Build-Up' In Darfur

    08/26/2006 5:55:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 408+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-25-2006
    US warns of 'build-up' in Darfur AU forces in Darfur are stretched beyond capacity A senior US envoy has said Washington is "very concerned" about a "build-up of military forces" in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. US Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer has gone to Khartoum to try to persuade the ruling party to accept a United Nations peacekeeping force. Washington has said urgent action must be taken to stop a "genocide". The African Union has agreed to the UN taking over from its own peacekeepers, but Khartoum rejects having a UN force. 'Foot-dragging' Ms Frazer said before...
  • Feds to build border fence from Huachucas to Douglas

    08/22/2006 10:02:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 679+ views
    BISBEE — The federal government is preparing to build a border barrier that will extend from the Huachuca Mountains in the west to Douglas in the east, a Border Patrol spokesman confirmed Monday. The project will connect existing fencing in and around Douglas and Naco to create a continuous barrier along the approximately 40-mile stretch of border, Border Patrol Tucson Sector Spokesman Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez told the Herald/Review. “They are going to build a mixture of drive-through barriers and the type of fencing that exists in Douglas and Nogales,” Rodriguez said. The drive-through barriers, which are designed to stop vehicles...
  • Iraqi Forces Continue to Build on Successes

    08/18/2006 4:47:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 271+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – Iraqi forces captured two wanted men in separate early morning raids yesterday. Iraqi soldiers in Ash Sharqat, Iraq, captured a facilitator of terrorist activity in that area. Soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Division, assisted by coalition advisers, conducted a precision raid and captured this facilitator, whose alleged involvement in fraud, local corruption and embezzlement provides support to terrorist operations in the area, U.S. officials said. He also is believed to be responsible for improvised explosive device attacks against coalition forces, including one attack that killed a U.S. soldier. In another operation, Iraqi security forces,...
  • Coalition Forces Build Capacity, Bring Healthcare to Afghans

    08/10/2006 4:39:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 204+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2006 — Coalition medical teams have treated more than 64,000 Afghan patients since August 2005 as part of a joint Afghan-Coalition effort to bring medical and humanitarian aid to all regions of the country. Coalition medical efforts have focused on treating patients while at the same time helping Afghanistan rebuild its medical infrastructure, said Air Force Col. Donald Thompson, the command surgeon for Coalition forces in Afghanistan. He spoke to reporters during a media roundtable event at Camp Eggers here Aug. 4. The end goal, said Thompson, is to give the Afghanistan government the capability to...
  • Shura Helps Build Communications

    08/07/2006 4:40:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2006 -- Coalition commanders and prominent religious leaders in the Khost Province conducted their first shura, or meeting, July 26 to provide a forum for open discussion of provincial issues. Army Lt. Col. David A. Bushey, Task Force Wolfpack commander, and Navy Cmdr. John F. Wade, commander of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team, clarified Coalition policy toward the religion and culture represented by the mullahs in attendance. “We make three promises to all Afghan citizens, “ Bushey told the assembled mullahs. “The soldiers under our command will respect your religion, they will...