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  • Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in US

    10/06/2016 5:42:36 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | Oct 6, 2016 | N/A
    Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small — some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 — the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs. They are also potentially embarrassing for US President Barack Obama’s administration, which has spent billions of dollars training Afghan troops as Washington seeks to extricate itself from the costly, 15-year-old war. The...
  • [vanity] Being watchman on the wall--pivot tv is the left's newest totally activist channel

    08/13/2016 9:05:47 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Pivot TV ^ | 8/13/2016 | self
    From "About Us" page: "Pivot is a television network from Participant Media (Lincoln, Spotlight, CITIZENFOUR, Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth) that is dedicated to delivering entertainment that inspires and compels social change. With award-winning original programming (Please Like Me, Fortitude, Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt), groundbreaking documentaries and exceptional films, you won't just be entertained – you’ll be inspired to become a part of the story. When you watch Pivot, we’ll give you the opportunity to take action on the issues raised in our content right from your screen or during the next commercial break. Available to more...
  • 'Unique, strange, and terrible' -- ISIS may have recently created a new type of bomb

    07/29/2016 8:13:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Choi
    On July 3, 292 Iraqis lost their lives in ISIS’ deadliest attack thus far. In a crowded street in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated after midnight, causing nearby dwellings to be engulfed in flames. Many residents were trapped inside the inferno and burned to death — it was estimated that merely 20 to 30 people had perished from the initial explosion. But investigators at the scene are now concerned with another potential threat: A new type of bomb may have been developed and used by the terrorist group. “We’ve never seen it before, and...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • VA Announces Formal Removal of Three Phoenix Health Care System Officials

    06/08/2016 2:33:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it has removed three senior officials at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The move follows an announcement in March in which VA proposed the removal of Lance Robinson, the facility’s Associate Director; Brad Curry, Chief of Health Administration Service; and Dr. Darren Deering, Chief of Staff. In addition to other causes, the three were removed for negligent performance of duties and failure to provide effective oversight for not ensuring Veterans were either properly scheduled for appointments or placed on an appropriate wait list. “We have an obligation to...
  • New bill could convert VA healthcare into a nonprofit corporation

    06/08/2016 12:34:32 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the various scandals engulfing the VA in general and the abysmal healthcare received by our veterans in particular, but solutions thus far have been hard to come by. Tinkering with the existing system and replacing bad actors seems to be simply nibbling around the edges of the problem. There have been improvements in some areas, but wait times for veterans remain unacceptably long and the quality of care available in some regions is still far below where we need to be. Is it time to scrap the entire system and start...
  • Chairman Gowdy Reminds Committee Democrats of Their Previous Statements and Partisan Behavior

    06/07/2016 11:10:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    Select Committee on Benghazi ^ | June 6, 2016 | N/A
    Washington, D.C. — Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) sent the following letter to Ranking Minority Member Elijah Cummings and the other Committee Democrats in response to their letter regarding the committee’s final report. Gowdy reminds the Minority of just how unhelpful they have been during the investigation, and points out that if their previous statements about the committee finding “nothing new” and gaining “no additional insight” are true, “it makes little sense for the Minority to suddenly be interested in the committee’s report.” He further outlines how Republicans have gone out of their way to include the...
  • Malkin: North Carolina Subsidizes American Worker Sabotage

    06/07/2016 9:10:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Why does North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory hate American workers? McCrory’s GOP administration is a serial offender when it comes to using tax dollars to lure Indian offshore outsourcing firms to the U.S. Deon Roberts at the Charlotte Observer reported this weekend on the state’s subsidies for companies that use or specialize in H-1B visa workers. Roberts mentioned New Jersey-based Spectra Group, which received “a $2.9 million grant to create 250 jobs in Charlotte” and then applied for 10 H-1Bs, and top outsourcing firm HCL Technologies, which snagged $19 million in state grants in 2014 and then filed initial H-1B...
  • General Petraeus vs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Will Islamic Supremacism Silence Free Speech?

    06/06/2016 4:00:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review | June 6, 2016 | Benjamin Weingarten
    <p>It is striking to compare the words of a leader of America’s foreign policy establishment with those of a Muslim Brotherhood member-turned apostate—who today lives with a fatwa on her head for her heresies—when it comes to free speech versus Islamic supremacism.</p>
  • President Proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 67 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | June 1, 2016 | DOD
    Declaring that “no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character,” President Barack Obama yesterday signed a proclamation designating June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. ******snip***** IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
  • You absolutely MUST install the Brave browser [from fired firefox exec]

    06/01/2016 11:03:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 89 replies
    Conservative Hardliner ^ | May 14, 2016 | dc
    <p>I remember when Mozilla fired Brendan Eich for being a normal human being, I was sort of bummed that I was going to stop browsing with Firefox. I'm not really the organized boycotting type, but I am someone who simply refuses to participate in idiocy. If some anti-American Hollywood liberal wants to fight against a normal civilization, then I just stop watching their movies and buying their music. If a coffee establishment tells their baristas to engage with me about race when I'm trying to get my morning triple venti soy latte, then I go elsewhere. If one of my favorite conservative-leaning talk show hosts starts supporting a liberal for President, then I turn the dial. It's not that I keep a list, but if it's seared into my brain deep enough, then I certainly alter my habits as a consumer of products, services, and content. Conversely, if someone is under attack by Marxists, then I tend to overly support them, like the Chick-Fil-A scenario, where I was stuffing my face with spicy chicken sandwiches several times per week for months. Thank goodness that died down. Anyway, I knew whatever Eich ended up doing, if it was a product or service, I was going to be a customer. I have no idea what Eich's politics are, but I know he is someone worth supporting.</p>
  • Senate panel: VA watchdog may have covered up veteran abuse

    06/01/2016 8:11:39 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Government watchdogs at the Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly closed a years-long investigation into failures at a Wisconsin VA hospital and attempted to prevent a report about the probe from going public, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has concluded. The alleged cover-up was detailed in a report released Tuesday by the committee, which has looked into allegations of veteran mistreatment at the Tomah, Wis., VA hospital for the past 16 months. Committee investigators detailed a pattern of stonewalling and evasion from the VA's inspector general, which declined to provide documents and answer questions about aspects of the Tomah probe despite...
  • What the Amish can teach the rest of us about modern medicine

    05/31/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Mosaic The Science of Life ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sara Tolpos
    When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more. The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering turkeys, as well as a patchwork of wild herbs: burdock, jewelweed, chamomile and sheep sorrel. Cellphone reception is spotty and gas stations are few and far between. Tucked away among the streams branching from the Cowanesque river is a cluster of small white and tan buildings, including the...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts

    05/27/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    Will these social-conservative turncoats face real political consequences? I was up in the wee hours after midnight Thursday when Daniel Horowitz’s tweet crossed my radar: The GOP-controlled House had just voted in the dead of night to write into law Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors who “discriminate” against transgendered individuals. We all know now what that means: If you refuse to let anatomical males into your women’s dressing rooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms, you are just a bigoted hater, end of story. Just ask Representative Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), who descended, Trumplike, to insults when challenged by a witness....
  • The RIGHTS OF The UNBORN [Constitutional Challenge to Roe v Wade]

    05/26/2016 7:38:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Priests For Life ^ | n/a | Fr. Clifford Stevens
    PREFACE The constitutional issues raised by Roe v. Wade have never had, a public airing and the public debate on the subject has turned on philosophical rather than legal issues. This study attempts to bring into focus some of the constitutional issues involved, but by no means exhausts them. it is merely an overview of a totally new development in constitutional law, a development that could be labeled embryonic law. That development was opened by the Roe v. Wade decision, as the issue of civil rights was opened by Plessy v. Ferguson, workers' rights by Lochner v. New York, and...
  • The RNC is building a campaign for Trump

    05/24/2016 5:26:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/24/2016 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party is racing to build a presidential campaign for Donald Trump. The presumptive GOP nominee enters the general election with an organization even thinner than Mitt Romney's four years ago. Trump won the primary by dominating media coverage. He didn't bother to develop a ground game or data analytics program, believing those modern tools overrated. The Republican National Committee is filling the void. The party invested more than $100 million, and counting, since 2012 to construct and refine cutting edge voter turnout and digital operations after being outclassed by President Obama. The plan was to create a turnkey...
  • Shared Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians

    05/20/2016 5:11:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An unusual coalition of largely older and conservative former military men and younger, left-leaning law students are waging a joint campaign for one of the most unlikely causes: clemency for troops convicted of killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They want to push President Obama to reduce sentences and grant pardons for seven convicted war criminals, ranging from a private who followed an order to shoot unarmed detainees, to the more well-known case of Robert Bales, an Army staff sergeant sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians in 2012. The...
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About [Gear UP!]

    05/10/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | John Horvat II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different. Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Cashing in: Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431

    05/09/2016 6:17:56 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigrant households receive an average of $5,692 in federal welfare benefits every year, far more than the average "native" American household, at $4,431, according to a new report on the cost of immigration released Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies, in an analysis of federal cost figures, found that all immigrant-headed households — legal and illegal — receive an average of $6,241 in welfare, 41 percent more than native households. As with Americans receiving benefits such as food stamps and cash, much of the welfare to immigrants supplements their low wage jobs. The total cost is over $103 billion...
  • Afghan officials hang 6 Taliban insurgents in face of increasing violence

    05/08/2016 8:09:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Antonio Olivo and Sayed Salahuddin
    KABUL — Afghan officials hanged six Taliban prisoners Sunday, a resumption of executions in the war that makes good on President Ashraf Ghani’s recent promise to deal harshly with insurgents now that hopes for peace negotiations have evaporated. The six prisoners were hanged in the morning inside the Pul-i-Charkhi prison — a detention facility on the outskirts of Kabul that is notorious among Afghans as the site of massive executions by the country’s then-communist regime during the 1980s. Among the inmates were two Taliban members who helped assassinate two senior government officials in recent years, officials said. One prisoner facilitated...
  • Navy SEAL DESTROYS Hillary: ‘You’re An Ignorant Liar’ [w/video]

    05/06/2016 11:07:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Supreme Patriot ^ | April 16, 2016 | Brendon
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso recently recorded a video in which he blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her an “ignorant liar” who once tried to “use the heroism of our nation’s armed forces to promote herself as the next commander in chief.” The video is now going viral. According to Conservative Tribune, Raso was referring to the time Hillary claimed she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She later admitted this wasn’t true, blaming her lie on simply misspeaking. Raso and countless other veterans, however, were furious. “(W)hat makes this truly disgusting to me is that when she was called...
  • National Day of Prayer a Time for Americans to 'Shout it Aloud' [TODAY]

    05/05/2016 5:04:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 5, 2016 | N/A
    Thursday May 5 marks the 65th annual National Day of Prayer and organizers are calling upon Americans across the country to humbly come before God's throne. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, which highlights the need for people, as a group and individually, to turn back to the God of our Fathers and revere His Holy Name. This year's National Day of Prayer Scripture is Isaiah 58:1a: "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet." The co-chairmen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus released a video to recognize Thursday's observance and the importance of...
  • U.S Cuts Aid, Pakistan To Pay For Own F-16 Fighter Jets

    05/04/2016 7:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    TOLO News ^ | May 4, 2016 | TOLOnews
    The United States has informed Pakistan it will have to pay for eight American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of Congress raised objections to the proposed deal that would have seen the U.S sponsoring part of the purchase. The deal, estimated to be worth about $699 million USD, was approved by the U.S in February whereby the U.S would assist Pakistan with $430 million USD in aid to help finance the purchase. The deal involved up to eight F-16 fighter jets, along with radar and other equipment. However, this week, members of Congress voiced their unhappiness over the deal...
  • Congress Can Remove Ginsberg and Kagan from the Supreme Court!

    05/04/2016 7:53:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 60 replies
    Constitution ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    A few years back I asked a number of people how long does a Supreme Court Justice serve. Almost unanimously the response was until death or resignation. No one’s response was constitutional. There is nothing in the Constitution that says a Supreme Court Justice or any other federal judge serves for life or until they resign. Here is what the Constitution says about the term of office of a Supreme Court Justice or federal judge: “Article III. Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the...
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dyke’s team as the fighting went down. “This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • Trump’s Russia adviser Carter Page: Globalist entrepreneur [truncated]

    05/02/2016 3:39:42 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    New Zeal Shining the Torch For Liberty ^ | March 30, 2016 | Trevor Louden
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has hired a Russian adviser with ties to a former Eastern Bloc oligarch and Russian intelligence infiltrated energy company, Gazprom. The hire in question is a globe-trotting 44 year-old American investment banker Carter Page, who has built a career on deals with Russia and its state-run gas company. Page’s resume includes a stint in the U.S. Naval Academy, working in arms control at the Pentagon and a fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Over his career, he’s earned three graduate degrees, including a PhD from SOAS University of London. In 2000,...
  • Elizabeth Smart joined Operation Underground Railroad on a mission [2015]

    04/30/2016 10:47:17 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    Utah Valley 360 ^ | March 11, 2015 | N/A
    She was back. Back where she was held captive. Back where she feared she would never see her family again. Back in Imperial County, California. But this time she had shifted from defense to offense. In 2002, Elizabeth Smart made headlines when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake. Smart, only 14 at the time, spent nine months held captive in the mountains near her family’s home and later in Imperial County, California, which is where she returned 12 years later for a special mission with Operation Underground Railroad. Operation Underground Railroad For 12 years as a U.S....
  • What's behind China's cheap steel exports?

    04/25/2016 12:33:00 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 April 2016 | Andreas Illmer
    Cheap steel from China has been blamed for distorting global markets and putting other countries' steelmakers under pressure. How have we got here and why does it all matter? China's steel industry - what's the problem? Chinese steel production has expanded hugely. Over the past 25 years, output has grown more than 12-fold. By comparison, the EU's output fell by 12% while the US's remained largely flat. The drive behind that stellar increase has been China's double-digit economic growth over the past decades. That led to ever more domestic demand for steel and the government invested heavily in the industry...
  • Drone racing competitions to air for first time on ESPN3

    04/24/2016 5:50:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samantha Masunaga
    The fledgling sport of drone racing is about to fly onto more screens. The International Drone Racing Assn. has signed a multiyear international distribution deal with sports media giant ESPN, marking the first time the sport will be on major network television. In drone racing, competitors maneuver small flying drones around a course and wear goggles that show the drone's perspective of the track. At home, viewers will see a version of that perspective. The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships, held in New York City in August, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, set for Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, in...
  • Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers

    04/23/2016 8:53:00 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2016 | AP
    MIREBALAIS, Haiti – The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland. If he's lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meager harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shriveled yields and worsened Haiti's chronic hunger. Now the subsistence farmer is dismayed by what he believes could be the latest challenge to his ability to eke out a living: free peanuts arriving from the U.S. as humanitarian aid. "Foreign peanuts can only make things harder for us," said Merilus, whose...
  • US suicide rate rises sharply, especially among middle-aged whites

    04/22/2016 6:26:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 100 replies
    FoxNews (Health) ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides have long been most common among white people — particularly older white males. But most striking in the new report is the growth in whites ages 45 to 64. They were a third of suicide deaths in 2014, up from about a quarter in 1999. "The findings in this...
  • US Army captain helped foil Danish Jewish school bombing

    04/21/2016 5:40:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | April 20, 2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Army Captain Bradley Grimm, currently based in Iraq, cracked the plot by gleaning crucial details from seized documents. A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
  • Kasich partners with #NeverTrump, fundraises off Cruz's NY loss

    04/21/2016 5:31:58 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    John Kasich's team sent out an email late Wednesday telling supporters to donate to his campaign because second-ranked Ted Cruz has no path to winning 1,237 delegates before the July convention. "Today was an important milestone in this primary. We've been saying it for weeks now but the media is finally acknowleding that Ted Cruz is mathematically eliminated from securing the nomination before the convention," the fundraising pitch states. The Ohio governor asked backers to chip in any amount to help reach its Friday goal of $100,000. Donations will be directed to Get-Out-The-Vote initiatives in the five states whose primaries...
  • Congress asking Air Force to look at restarting F-22 production line

    04/20/2016 8:00:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Increasing threats from China and Russia are causing some lawmakers to look at restarting the F-22 fighter production line, a House Armed Services Committee staffer said Tuesday. The draft defense authorization bill from the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces requires the Air Force to deliver a report to Congress by Jan. 1, 2017, detailing future aircraft shortfalls and what it would cost to buy more F-22s. ****snip***** The committee is asking the Air Force to provide cost estimates for another 194 F-22s. The committee staffer said the report was included in the bill at the request of a...
  • Twenty Citizens' Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him: A Medic Confronts [truncated with trigger alert]

    04/20/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 17, 2016 [2012] | 'Dr. Watts'
    This was originally written for Deadspin's Blood Week, but shit happens and we're running it now. A 20-pound jug of homemade explosives will take off one or both legs somewhere between the knee and hip, perhaps breaking the pelvis and shattering vertebrae as the shockwave travels up through the skeleton. After our first Marine was wounded this way—let's call him Patient Zero—he was stabilized by his squad's hospital corpsman and flown to the trauma center, a British base that abuts Camp Leatherneck, the hub for Marine operations in southwest Afghanistan. At the time I was running a forward combat aid...
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • Nordstrom is cutting hundreds of jobs, confirming a terrifying new trend among wealthy shoppers

    04/19/2016 11:32:27 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 18, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Nordstrom said Monday it was slashing 400 jobs at its corporate headquarters. The move comes two months after the department store chain reported a 3% drop in comparable sales for its fourth quarter, and forecast that profit per share would fall 30% in the first half of this year. The cuts confirm a terrifying new reality for high-end retailers: Wealthy shoppers are reining in spending and — along with the rest of American consumers — refusing to pay full price for anything. Nordstrom inventory increased 12% in the most recent quarter — a sign that the chain is having a...
  • Did Philly VA shred vets' documents?

    04/19/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Morning Call ^ | Aug 15, 2015 | Paul Muschick
    As if local veterans enduring endless waits for government benefits don't have enough to worry about, now there's this: Officials are investigating whether documents were inappropriately shredded at the Department of Veterans Affairs center in Philadelphia, which processes benefits claims from the Lehigh Valley. If a veteran's paperwork is shredded instead of added to a claim file, that could result in disability or pension benefits' being denied or delayed. The Philadelphia office and nine others were inspected without warning last month by the VA inspector general's office. The checks occurred because the inspector general discovered a claims center in Los...
  • The Destruction of Western Civilization: Rule By A Tiny Elite [transcript]

    04/18/2016 6:57:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    The Castle Report ^ | February 12, 2016 | Darrell Castle
    Hello, this is Darrell Castle! Today, we are going to continue – and also conclude – our six-week-long discussion of Western Civilization: how it met with destruction, what that means for us today, and, if it is gone, what has replaced it? What used to be known as European Civilization, or Western Civilization, was burned up in the fires of World Wars One and Two. It took World War Two to finally finish off the sovereignty of the Western World and deliver it into the hands of an “international ruling elite,” consisting of an entrenched group of politicians, bureaucrats, bankers,...
  • After 16 years, vindication for Marine pilots

    04/16/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jeanette Steele
    In a victory rare to U.S. military aviation, two widows of Marine Corps pilots have won a 16-year fight to lift blame from their husbands’ shoulders for a 2000 Osprey crash that killed 19 people, including 15 Marines from San Diego County. Test pilots Lt. Col. John Brow and Maj. Brooks Gruber were at the controls of the MV-22 aircraft when it crashed in the Arizona desert during an exercise. The revolutionary aircraft -- which travels like an airplane but lands vertically like a helicopter -- was still in the operational evaluation stage. The Marine Corps had a lot of...
  • Remains of 9 Marines recovered after Hawaii helicopter crash [3 not found]

    04/16/2016 4:39:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 15, 2016 | A/P
    The U.S. Marine Corps says it has recovered the remains of nine of the 12 Marines killed when two helicopters crashed during nighttime training off Hawaii. Remains of three Marines were not recovered, the Marine Corps said Thursday in a statement. Sgts. Dillon Semolina and Adam Schoeller and Cpl. Christopher Orlando are still missing. The Marines say they have completed recovery operations.
  • Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?

    04/14/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 46 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 5, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Army is about to acquire a new weapon that could dramatically impact infantry warfare. The U.S. Army is introducing a new shoulder-fired weapon that has the potential to change infantry tactics and revolutionize infantry warfare in a way unseen since the Battle of Königgrätz in July 1866. That battle, which marked the beginning of the end of the line infantry attack, saw Austrian troops carrying muzzle-loaders outgunned by Prussian infantrymen carrying breech-loading needle guns. According to its fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, the U.S. Army will produce 105 so-called XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) weapons, a...
  • Report: Al-Qaeda, Taliban Relationship in Afghanistan ‘Growing Stronger’

    04/14/2016 7:13:04 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    A resurgent al-Qaeda is “very active” and poses a “big threat” to Afghanistan, the country’s acting defense minister told CNN. “They are really very active. They are working in quiet and reorganizing themselves and preparing themselves for bigger attacks,” declared Afghan Defense Minister Masoom Stanikzai. “They are working behind other networks, giving them support and the experience they had in different places. And double their resources and recruitment and other things. That is how — they are not talking too much,” he added. “They are not making press statements. It is a big threat.” ***snip**** “The Afghan militant group was...
  • Tyrant Trump Tries to Scapegoat Others for His Colorado Losses; [truncated]

    04/14/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 63 replies
    Website of Webster Griffin Tarpley ^ | April 13, 2016 | Webster Griffin Tarpley
    [Full Title] Tyrant Trump Tries to Scapegoat Others for His Colorado Losses; Result Is Most Extensive Big Lie Campaign in U.S. Politics Since Bush-Cheney WMD Allegations vs Saddam Hussein [sub title] Trump Lost Colorado Fair and Square Based on Existing Rules; Preview of Buck-Passing, Scapegoating Presidency; Gestapo Tactics by Storm-Trumpers As Colorado GOP Chair Is Bombarded by Death Threats; CNN Imitates East German Television in Fawning Telecast with Trump Clan [photo text] President Harry Truman always claimed he took responsibility for adversity that occurred on his presidential watch. He expressed this with a sign reading “The Buck Stops Here,” which...
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Threatens to Veto Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

    04/12/2016 6:55:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies ^ | April 11, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion activists in Pennsylvania are putting up a fight against a new bill to ban painful late-term abortions and gruesome dismemberment abortion procedures in the state. Pennsylvania House Bill 1948, sponsored by state Rep. Kathy Rapp, would ban brutal dismemberment abortions that tear unborn babies limb from limb and prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies can feel pain. A state House committee passed the bill last week, but pro-abortion legislators have been trying to block the bill from a full vote in the House. On Monday, abortion activists even brought in some big names – Gov. Tom Wolf...
  • Colorado GOP chief ADMITS his state's voting system is flawed [truncated]

    04/12/2016 5:09:13 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 April 2016 | Darren Boyle
    "and tells disgruntled Trump supporters to 'go ahead and burn the party down, if that's what it takes'" Republican leaders in Colorado have told Trump supporters to 'burn the party to the ground' after they were denied a public vote for their presidential hopeful. In what has been described as a 'political hack deal', Republican party leaders in Colorado pledged their support to Senator Ted Cruz without allowing registered party voters a chance to influence their decision. However, in Colorado, head of the Republican party Steve House defended the decision. In a letter to an angry registered voter, House said:...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...
  • Group that helps vets battle PTSD honored at [USMC] gala [video= FREE PTS help]

    04/08/2016 5:15:13 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 7, 2016 | Fox & Friends
    Video Only: Apr. 07, 2016 - 3:38 - Executive director of Cohen Veterans Network explains organization's efforts