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  • FOR MATTINGGEEK question?GEEK Question?

    04/15/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 1 replies
    me | today | ME
    A tech question for source writers. My company is using the latest greatest version of cabnetware (planit). Every upgrade causes compatibility issues when accessing files written under previous versions. More to the point I have told my upper management to download all closed accounts to a portable or standalone drive instead of archiving and delete the previous versions they were designed with. It seems something will over ride commands from the design computer synced with the CNC - bypassing the set parameters- to a template (that exists) but is unincorporated. Randomly picking a "new" parameter. Is it the ghost Of...
  • it is a bad sign

    04/11/2014 10:31:37 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 104 replies
    me ^ | now | me
    This cat of me has owned yus for many years. She screams to be free, but when you let her out, she screams to come back inside. Now I like this cat. But the only two other things she will eat (besides dry catfood) are refried beans and popcorn....
  • just another

    12/25/2013 3:16:11 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 6 replies
    yesterday | me you
    me you
  • US And Russia Simultaneously Announce Intent To Arm Opposing Sides In Syria

    In an almost palpable irony, Russian and U.S. officials simultaneously announced their intent to move forward with controversial arms transfers to opposing sides in the Syrian civil war Monday.
  • Bales charged with 17 counts of murder in massacre of Afghan villagers

    03/24/2012 7:42:31 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 9 replies · 4+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | AP
    The charges offered few details of what happened that night.
  • The no vanity vanity (Update at 23)

    02/09/2012 6:10:14 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 61 replies
    me | today | bhf
    I am requesting prayer for my father in law who is failing. I would like to add to that request a prayer for my wife who has been given, by her father, the right to make the final decision.
  • Lightning Strikes

    08/25/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 50 replies
    me | 8/25/2011 | bigheadfred
    There was a small storm moving across the way this morning. With the sun just coming up it was producing a rainbow effect in the storm. So I got my little Kodak camera out and started filming, hoping to catch some of the lightning, too. When I was looking at it frame by frame to see how well one of the lightning strikes showed up, I was surprised with this 3 frame sequence. This bolt of lightning seemed to generate itself in my backyard. The storm was a couple of miles away. Thought it was interesting. Thought I would share.
  • American snacking habits to blame for obesity: study

    07/02/2011 7:48:03 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 44 replies
    MedicalXpress ^ | July 1, 2011 | Deborah Braconnier
    The study, led by professor of nutrition Barry Popkin from the University of North Carolina, looked at data from food studies conducted as far back as the 1970s and discovered that Americans have increased their daily caloric intake. In 1977-78, Americans were consuming on average 1,803 kcal and in 2003-06 that number had jumped up to 2,374. The study examined the amount of calories in a specific amount of food, portion sizes that were consumed and how many snacks and meals were consumed within a day. Looking at the results, the researchers concluded that portion size and the amount of...
  • Don’t miss tonight’s “rare” Supermoon

    03/19/2011 4:35:58 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 66 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2011 5:34 PM EDT | International Business Times
    Moon watchers will be greeted tonight with a "rare" and "beautiful" supermoon that's significantly larger than usual moons, according to NASA. One, it has to be a full moon, meaning it appears as a full circle. This happens about once every 29 days when the moon moves to the complete opposite side of the sun with the earth in the middle. When this happens, the sun illuminates the full visible side of the moon, thereby giving it a complete circular shape. Two, the moon's distance needs to be close to the earth. The moon's orbit is oval, so on some...
  • Update: Evan Vela and Michael Behenna

    01/22/2011 6:02:18 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 29 replies
    bigheadfred | 1/22/2011 | bigheadfred
    Just an update. Curt has teamed up with the Behenna's and the fight goes on. This is a folded business sized card Curt is producing and we are handing out.
  • ARkStorm: California's other 'Big One'

    01/17/2011 4:59:12 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 17, 2011 | Science Daily
    For emergency planning purposes, scientists unveiled a hypothetical California scenario that describes a storm that could produce up to 10 feet of rain, cause extensive flooding (in many cases overwhelming the state's flood-protection system) and result in more than $300 billion in damage. The "ARkStorm Scenario," prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and released at the ARkStorm Summit in Sacramento on Jan. 13-14, combines prehistoric geologic flood history in California with modern flood mapping and climate-change projections to produce a hypothetical, but plausible, scenario aimed at preparing the emergency response community for this type of hazard. The USGS, the Federal...
  • Police Find Fetus In Box

    01/10/2011 6:03:54 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 35 replies ^ | January 10, 2011 | Brittany Borghi
    POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police have found the body of an unborn child in Pocatello. The body was left in a box at a home off of Hiline Road. Police received a call Sunday from a Shelley woman named Brenda Carnahan who had heard about the incident and was concerned. Police found the fetus in a box, and sent it to the coroner's office for an autopsy. Any potential charges are pending the results of the autopsy, because police don't know if this was a miscarriage or an abortion. Bannock County prosecutor Mark Heideman has been contacted by police, and he...
  • Father Of Veteran Flies Flag Upside Down

    11/10/2010 6:14:10 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 24 replies
    Local News 8 ^ | November10, 2010 | Brett Crandall
    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho -- In light of Veteran's Day, one former soldier's father is raising his American flag upside down to show he remembers his son's sacrifice. Many may think it's a sign of disrespect, but the military uses it as a distress signal. The U.S. flag code state "the flag should never be displayed with union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property." Curtis Carnahan said his son, Sgt. Evan Vela, has spent more than three years in prison and is, along with other veterans, in distress, And he...
  • Evan Vela, U.S. Army Sniper, waits for Army Parole Hearing

    09/02/2010 4:40:10 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 43 replies ^ | Sept 1, 2010 | Danica Lawrence
    IDAHO FALLS - "Evan is not a murderer he is a soldier," says Evan Vela's father, Curtis Carnahan. Freedom, that's what Curtis Carnahan wants for his 25-year-old son, Evan Vela, a U.S. Army Sniper convicted of murder. Vela is currently waiting for his parole hearing October 7th in Arlington, Virgina. He was convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian in Baghdad in February 2008, then sentenced for ten years at Fort Leavenworth Prison. In order for Vela to be released early, the Army Parole Board needs to hear a parole plan and the parole panel's remarks. Vela's family has been working...
  • Local Veteran Burglarized

    08/17/2010 5:37:20 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 7 replies
    KIDK TV ^ | Aug 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM MDT | Michelle Ludtka
    IDAHO FALLS - Sixty-two year old Vietnam Veteran Doug Stewart served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958, when he left with a medical retirement. "I lost my left leg. We were off the coast, I got ran over by a jet." said Stewart. In 1995, Stewart moved to the Idaho Falls area and got involved with the Disabled American Veterans in 1997 when he volunteered to drive their van. Since then he has driven more than a 175,000 miles between Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City, transporting Vet's to the V.A. Hospital for medical appointments. "I'm on-call five...
  • Evan Vela's Family and Attorney putting Parole Plan Together

    05/15/2010 12:56:32 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 10 replies · 235+ views ^ | May 14, 2010 | Danica Lawrence
    IDAHO FALLS - An Idaho soldier convicted of murder in Iraq is seeking a plan for parole. 25-year-old Evan Vela was convicted in Bagdhad back in February 2008. A clemency hearing is scheduled for June 3rd, to hear the prison's recommendations for clemency. However, the Army Board in Arlington Virginia asked Vela's attorney to submit a parole plan for him. Vela's father explained to me his son was only following orders. He was told, in 2007, while under a mission in Iraq, to kill an Iraqi civilian. So he did. Now he is convicted of murder; however, with the Army...
  • Christmas donation to Vela family a blessing (Get On Board Freepers)

    12/26/2009 2:07:24 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 19 replies · 1,148+ views
    Standard Journal ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2009 5:22 PM MST | JOSEPH LAW
    ST. ANTHONY -- The family of Evan Vela, an imprisoned former soldier from Parker, is expressing gratitude for a Christmas donation to his wife and children. The donation came about through efforts by a national organization to support soldiers accused of crimes related to the war on terrorism. Vela is being held at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In an e-mail, the organization, United American Patriots, says an anonymous donor has made a cash gift of $1,000 to Vela's wife, Alyssa, along with Christmas presents for the couple's two children, a boy and a girl. snipFor more information,...
  • Clemency-for-Terrorists-But-Not-For-Our-Soldiers

    11/27/2009 8:08:42 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 11 replies · 524+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Diana West
    <p>During the Thanksgiving season especially, Americans should give thanks to our brave men in uniform, and women, too, fighting in hostile lands under atrocious conditions.</p> <p>But there's another duty upon us as Americans with a debt of gratitude to our armed forces.</p>

    10/09/2009 9:34:06 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 14 replies · 1,419+ views
    SELF | OCT. 9, 2009 | SELF
  • Sgt. Ray Girouard To Get Paroled

    08/15/2009 6:45:08 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 18 replies · 925+ views ^ | August 14, 2009 | AP
    A former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to prison for his role in the killings of three Iraqi detainees will be released on parole in October, his family said Saturday.
  • Interview With The Parents of Lt. Michael Behenna

    04/06/2009 8:01:19 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 14 replies · 785+ views ^ | April 6, 2009 |
    There is an interview about to start about Lt. Michael Behenna.
  • Big game drop attributed to wolf pack increase

    02/07/2009 3:09:18 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 61 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2009 | Associated Press
    State officials say Idaho needs to be able to manage the wolf population through hunting to protect the state's big game animals.
  • Pardon Sgt. Evan Vela, Mr. President

    12/19/2008 2:35:54 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 40 replies · 1,139+ views ^ | Dec. 18, 2008 | Diana West
    We're now entering the final phase of an outgoing administration. And during this phase, George W. Bush, mere mortal but still president, has the practically supernatural ability to grant pardons. This endows him with the power of life over death, of clemency over conviction. For one month more, President Bush will be able to right wrongs, show mercy and restore faith. For one month more, he will have the opportunity to pardon Sgt. Evan Vela, now serving 10 years in a military prison for what a court martial called "murder" but what I, along with many, many Americans, call war.
  • Crapo and Simpson Petition President for Vela Pardon

    12/04/2008 8:33:53 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 25 replies · 876+ views
    NBC News Channel 6 (KPVI) ^ | Posted: Dec 4, 2008 03:12 PM | KPVI Staff
    Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson have taken their support of a local soldier to the next level. They're asking President Bush to pardon Sgt. Evan Vela. Vela was convicted in a general court martial in February for killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian. Crapo and Simpson maintain Vela was following the order of a superior during the incident. In a news release issued Thursday Senator Crapo wrote, "The safety and success of our men and women in uniform would be seriously jeopardized if every service member was subjected to the same scrutiny for their actions during combat as in...
  • Soldier's wife opens up about his murder conviction

    05/02/2008 12:33:35 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 26 replies · 149+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 |
    Video piece from Alyssa Carnahan about the conviction of her husband, Sgt. Evan Vela Carnahan.
  • Death by Rules of Engagement

    04/03/2008 4:11:54 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 38 replies · 145+ views
    Diana West ^ | April 3, 2008 | Diana West
    I recently received an email from Curtis Carnahan, the father of Sgt. Evan Vela, who, having served his country in Iraq is currently, and wrongly, serving a ten year sentence in prison. Mr. Carnahan asked me to look into his son's case because of the distinct parallels between his son's wartime dilemma in Iraq and that of the SEAL team in Afghanistan that was immortalized by former SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the best-selling book Lone Survivor. As Mr. Carnahan noted, I've written about the Luttrell case before in an attempt to call attention to the inverted morality of our Military's...
  • Sniper accused of murder disputes statement

    12/08/2007 7:33:29 AM PST · by bigheadfred · 26 replies · 140+ views ^ | Dec. 8, 2007 | Ned Parker
    BAGHDAD — As a military court prepares to try the last of three U.S. snipers on murder charges, the soldiers have accused their commanding officers of pushing to expand rules of engagement to produce more "kills" and then abandoning them when they were accused of murder.
  • CNN's Dobbs Blasts Couric and Moyers Over Patriotism

    10/09/2007 5:54:11 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 19 replies · 1,666+ views ^ | October 9, 2007 - 18:09 ET | Matthew Balan
    On Monday’s "Lou Dobbs Tonight," host Lou Dobbs took aim at Katie Couric and Bill Moyers for "silly public statements" they’ve made regarding the practice of wearing an American flag lapel pin. "CBS's Katie Couric, of all people, taking exception to an American journalist saying 'we,' when referring to the United States.... I'm sorry, Katie Couric, but who could possibly be offended by acknowledging those troops who have sacrificed so much for us and ours?... PBS's Bill Moyers says the flag's been hijacked and turned into a logo, the trademark of a monopoly on patriotism. Oh, please, Bill Moyers, you're...
  • US sniper gets 5-month sentence in Iraq

    09/29/2007 5:30:50 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 68 replies · 243+ views
    AP ^ | September 29, 2007 | By KATARINA KRATOVAC, Associated Press Writer
    BAGHDAD - A military panel on Saturday sentenced an Army sniper to five months in prison, a reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay for planting evidence in connection with the deaths of two Iraqi civilians.
  • If Hillary takes it in 08, any bets on what that body count will be?

    09/25/2007 7:05:13 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 70 replies · 269+ views
    Ron Brown's Body: How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future | May 13, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Food for Thought Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many "friends"of the Clintons .
  • U.S. Aims To Lure Insurgents With 'Bait'

    09/24/2007 4:55:19 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 110 replies · 791+ views ^ | Monday, September 24, 2007 | Josh White and Joshua Partlow
    A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of "bait," such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents. The classified program was described in investigative documents related to recently filed murder charges against three snipers who are accused of planting evidence on Iraqis they killed.
  • Green Berets Face Hearing on Killing of Suspect in Afghan Village

    09/23/2007 6:40:25 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 46 replies · 234+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: September 18, 2007 | PAUL von ZIELBAUER
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Sept. 17 — From his position about 100 yards away, Master Sgt. Troy Anderson had a clear shot at the Afghan man standing outside a residential compound in a village near the Pakistan border last October. When Capt. Dave Staffel, the Special Forces officer in charge, gave the order to shoot, Sergeant Anderson fired a bullet into the man’s head, killing him. In June, Captain Staffel and Sergeant Anderson were charged with premeditated murder. On Tuesday, in a rare public examination of the rules that govern the actions of Special Operations troops in Afghanistan, a military hearing...