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  • 'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America (NPR)

    12/01/2015 11:30:58 AM PST · by Drango · 66 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/1/15 | Bill Chappel
    They connect via online services — especially Twitter — and in everyday life. Their ages range from 15 to 47, and their roles range from cheering attacks to plotting violence. And curbing their growth is a dynamic challenge without a simple solution: There are currently 900 active investigations into ISIS sympathizers in every American state. Those are some of the findings of a new study that glimpses life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals." Titled "ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa," the...
  • Obama administration still plans to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 15, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    The administration is going ahead with its plan to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the US despite the horrific attack in Paris — where at least one of the attackers is believed to have posed as a Syrian migrant to get into the country. “We’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees,” White House national Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told “Fox News Sunday.” Rhodes, who is traveling with President Obama in Turkey, said there would be “very robust vetting” to “sort out that foreign fighter flow.” Referring to refugees, he said: “They are tragic victims of this conflict. They...
  • Senate Dems call on Obama to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees (From May, 2015)

    11/16/2015 6:20:56 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    A group of Senate Democrats is urging the Obama administration to allow at least 65,000 Syrian refugees to settle inside the United States. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” the group of 14 lawmakers — led by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — said Thursday. The group letter noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years and has thus...
  • Wake Up America: Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans

    11/15/2015 12:49:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | Justin Holcomb
    Heads up America, Syrian refugees have arrived and they are here to stay. Your State Department funds are being well invested in one-way tickets for Syrian refugees to New Orleans, Louisiana. FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social Former FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Jim Bernazzani gave his opinion on the matter. "If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I'd take advantage of this situation and put my people in, into the United States," he said. Governor Bobby Jindal expressed his concerns to the president by writing a letter to the executive office. "As with former immigration crises and...
  • East to West Wussification

    05/05/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 4 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 5, 2015 | Soo Kim
    Sign me up for a crying room if we get Obama-redux in 2016. Japan is already bracing for Progressive Doomsday. Sure we got campus Safe Zones but nothing like the comfy cozy niches that Japan offers the weak-kneed, faint of heart, reality-averse denizens of the new millennium. I might even need a cuddle cafe to calm my nerves. There are even exciting extra cost optionals allowing you to lock eyes with and hair-stroke your lady cuddlemate. Or I can wander into the Owl Cafe where I can be soothed by fluttering birds or go to Maidreamin where pretty girls dressed...
  • "My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?"

    03/31/2015 2:13:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 297 replies
    iv class="resource full"> “My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” from Joel Beeke Mar 30, 2015 Category: Articles “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”(Matt. 27:46, KJV). It is noon, and Jesus has been on the cross for three pain-filled hours. Suddenly, darkness falls on Calvary and “over all the land” (v. 45). By a miraculous act of Almighty God, midday becomes midnight.This supernatural darkness is a symbol of God’s judgment on sin. The physical darkness signals a...
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. Its been an amazing journey, she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday, she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Crucial Questions: 20 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    07/30/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies ^ | 7/31/14 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sprouls Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Are These the Last Days?, What Is Repentance?, and What Is the Relationship between Church and State?
  • Psalm 37:7

    10/16/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT · by ReaganberAlles · 27 replies
    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
  • And The Band Plays On: Consumer Comfort Rises, Jobless Claims Fall, and Firms Cut Jobs

    03/07/2013 11:03:45 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Another day in a Fed-induced zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) world with the Federal government taxing and regulating like there is no tomorrow. Obamacare taxes and regualtions, withholding tax increases, EPA regulations (remember when Ping golf clubs proudly has a Made in USA label? no mas.) The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index improved to its highest point this year! Unfortunately, we are back to 2008 levels. Initial jobless claims declined to 340,000, greater than the expectation. Jobless claims are improving and are back to 2007 levels. On the other hand, Challenger job cuts announcements (YoY) rose +7.0%. The reaction in markets?...
  • Frontier Airlines (Midwest) says goodbye to the cookie

    04/02/2012 4:19:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 4-2-12 | Georgia Pabst
    The cookie has crumbled. That warm chocolate chip cookie that airline passengers relished - and that helped Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines claim "the best care in the air" - will fade into history at the end of the month, like the airline itself that's been swallowed up by competitors. In a memo to company employees, Frontier Airlines officials announced Friday that they're removing the complimentary warm cookies from in-flight service. In their place, bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers or Barnum's Animal Crackers will be offered, the company said. The snacks will be complimentary, however, only for the carrier's Ascent, Summit,...
  • Newt Seeking 'Super' Southern Comfort

    March 1, 2012 Newt seeking 'Super' southern comfort Gingrich confident in strong showing on Super Tuesday
  • Continuing Prayers for my mom, and Cleo

    05/31/2011 6:13:52 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 7 replies
    self | 5/31/11 | Secret Agent Man
    I first want to thank everyone who has been praying for Cleo, my mom's pet house rabbit, in the past couple weeks, up to now. She is still having a hard time getting back to normal. She has not been much of a drinker, to her detriment. Now that hot weather has hit it's more important than ever she needs to drink. She had surgery to remove a blockage from the junction where her small intestine, large intestine, and cecum meet. (The cecum is an organ like a cow's second stomach, a fermentation vat where bacteria work to extract vitamins...
  • Video of Stray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend

    04/26/2011 3:21:43 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 45 replies
    Check out this video of a cat comforting a fallenfriend in Turkey. It will really hit your heart, so if you are not ready for a tear to fall, you may not want to watch. Here is the link, Stray Cat Comforts A Fallen Friend
  • Japan's pet survivors face post-tsunami struggle

    03/28/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-28-11
    Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast coast. Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies after Japan's worst natural disaster for nearly a century, a handful of specialised animal rescue groups have also been at work. In the days immediately after the March 11 tsunami that wiped out dozens of thriving coastal towns, the prospects looked grim. "In the hardest hit areas, we saw no animal life whatsoever," said...
  • SkyRider: new 'saddle' seat allows airlines to 'cram' more passengers

    09/14/2010 8:18:06 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 75 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 14, 2010 | Andrew Hough
    The new saddle seat, to be unveiled at a conference this week, increases the number of seats an airline can have in its economy class. The design, named the SkyRider, allows just 23 inches of legroom, which is about seven inches less than the average seat's space of 30 inches. Shaped similar to a horse saddle, passengers sit at an angle, with their weight taken on by their legs. It allows seats to be overlapped... But while the designers claim it does not affect passenger comfort, they say it would only be suitable for flights of up to three hours....
  • Colonel comforted by own Old Glory

    06/22/2010 4:53:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Maj. Stephen Holt, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ It goes by many names Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, the Red, White and Blue but, no matter what you call it, the United States flag represents a free and unified country, indivisible, with freedom and justice for all.The Commander of 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Col. Chuck A.E. Sexton, respectfully folds the American flag that he has carried with him on deployments for the past 24 years. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gregory Gieske." However, for one U.S. service member here, one single, specific, U.S. flag provides a...
  • Children of Fallen Find Comfort at TAPS Camp

    06/01/2010 6:10:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 96+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 Trevor Jones peers into the vivid blue sky, tightly gripping the string holding his balloon. A warm breeze is blowing, and his blue balloon bobs against the dozens of red and white ones around it, each held by a child. The children wait expectantly for the command. The cacophony of chatter dies down just moments before a woman calls out: Let em go! Trevor releases his balloon into the wind, where it joins hundreds of others rising into the sky. They separate and rise swiftly as the children tilt their heads back, squinting into the...
  • For All Who Are Worried, Anxious, Depressed, Sorrowing, Fearful About All That is Going On

    04/08/2010 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 76 replies · 1,152+ views
    The news "out there" appears to be increasingly "bad" in many ways. There is much "good news" also - but it's hard to see among all the "bad" headlines and stories. This song is a Healing Song - for all who are worried, sad, depressed, anxious, afraid, hurting, broken, sick, sorrowing, confused, burdened down by cares of our lives and the lives of others and the life of our nation and the world! Please listen to all the words - and let this song soak into us deeply...and we "soak" in that River Kim Hopper sings about. The River is...
  • Talk With Jesus

    03/04/2010 11:49:11 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies · 202+ views
    revski o7jimmy youtube ^ | 3/4/2010 | revski
    Prayer inspiring! Enjoy
  • Catholicism Was Comfort, Conflict For Kennedy

    08/28/2009 11:28:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 809+ views
    APReport ^ | August 28, 2009
    Catholicism was comfort, conflict for Kennedy His stance on abortion and divorce from wife Joan defied church teachings BOSTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy was raised from birth to cherish his Catholicism, and it became both a source of comfort and conflict throughout his life. The son of the country's most famous Catholic family defied church teachings when he divorced his first wife, then was granted an annulment only after he admitted he wasn't being honest when he promised her he'd be faithful. His most significant and public break with the church came with his support for abortion rights. Yet Kennedy...
  • Quilts of Valor Offer Comfort for Wartime Emotions

    08/17/2009 5:45:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey, USAF
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., Aug. 17, 2009 In 2003, Catherine Roberts, a midwife and a 25-year quilter from Seaford, Del., wanted to give a wounded soldier a quilt to bring him comfort during his recovery. Angie Carr and Air Force Capt. Sandra Bannan display a Quilt of Valor June 12, 2009, at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The quilts have been awarded to several hundred workers at the center since late 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. We are a...
  • Reporters Blog: USNS Comfort Spawns Countless Stories

    07/15/2009 4:41:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 568+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua, July 15, 2009 I left the USNS Comfort July 13 after a little more than three days aboard the hospital ship. It was not long enough. I underestimated the time I would need to gather the stories I wanted to tell. It is truly an amazing ship, with a crew of physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurses and a host of other staff who perform incredible work in difficult conditions. Hundreds of health care professionals from around the world, many of them volunteers, gathered to deliver basic care that most of us in the United States take for granted....
  • Face of Defense: Chaplains Comfort Families of Fallen

    04/24/2009 5:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 310+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, USAF
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., April 24, 2009 The night sky looked calm and tranquil from a gently soaring aircraft, miles above the Eastern Seaboard towns below. However, there was nothing tranquil or calm in the hearts of one family on board, traveling to Dover Air Force Base to witness the dignified transfer of their sons remains. Air Force Chaplain (retired Lt. Col.) David Sparks counsels a fellow Port Mortuary team member at Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs at Dover Air Force Base, Del., April 21, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace...
  • The Sheep and the Goats [Jesus' Final Didactic in Matthew]

    03/11/2009 6:11:54 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies · 386+ views
    Bible Gateway ^ | circa 60 A.D. | St. Matthew
    "When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd sorts out sheep and goats, putting sheep to his right and goats to his left. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what's coming to you in this kingdom. It's been ready for you since the world's foundation. And here's why: I was...
  • God of Comfort [Devotional]

    11/18/2008 4:20:55 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 18, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass. Isaiah 51:12 When God is our comfort, what do we have to fear? Nothing. And yet, we fear a lot. We fear about not having enough money to make ends meet. We fear about the type of society our children are growing up in. We fear that the global economy will come crashing around us. We fear old age. We fear death. We even fear that God doesnt love us sometimes. We could easily add to...
  • U.N. thermostat to be set higher

    07/30/2008 11:51:27 AM PDT · by JZelle · 33 replies · 101+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-30-08 | Betsy Pisik
    UNITED NATIONS | Everyone complains about climate change, and the United Nations is finally doing something about it - on Friday, the temperature inside U.N. headquarters in New York will rise by 5 degrees. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations' self-professed environmental secretary-general, ordered the "In-House Climate Change Initiative" to save energy, cut carbon emissions and try to mitigate climate change. Officials said the monthlong experiment - dubbed "Cool U.N." - also will allow engineers to test energy consumption and utility costs in the notoriously antiquated building.It also will stretch the comfort and good will of about 4,500 staffers, who work...
  • Paul Qualls Its Real and others

    04/30/2008 10:25:55 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 102+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/30/08 | Jim Qualls
    This video is a medley of 5 songs in 4 minutes and is sung by Paul Qualls a Nazarene Song Evangelist. This medley and songs I am sure will be a wonderful blessing to all who will listen.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!(Jan. 21-25, 2008[ Remember the Trade Center!]

    01/21/2008 5:01:47 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 282 replies · 254+ views
    All of Us | Jan. 21, 2008 | Various News Sources & Free Republic Members
    Good morning, and welcome to the new week...So Obama has said Bill Clinton needs to be confronted on his lies, and his role in his wife's campaign.An amazing challenge....can we say anything here, but that's it's long overdue in our country's public Democrat party's life??And what will be Clinton's response? Will he show rare restraint...or will he respond, sending a "boomerang that will return to him and chop his head off" as Bill Bennett said a few minutes ago.
  • Japan Lawmakers Take Out U.S. Ad on Comfort Women (In Washington Post)

    06/19/2007 5:15:16 PM PDT · by Republican Party Reptile · 18 replies · 955+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Jun.15,2007
    Japan Lawmakers Take Out U.S. Ad on Comfort Women A group of Japanese lawmakers in a full-page ad in the Washington Post on Thursday denied the Japanese government and military had a hand in conscripting women from Asian countries as sex slaves for the Imperial Army during World War II. Titled The Facts, the ad published Wednesday claims no historical document has ever been found proving the direct involvement of the Japanese government and military, contrary to a recent U.S. congressional resolution sponsored by the Democrat Representative Mike Honda. The ad was co-sponsored by some Japanese academics, political commentators and...
  • Hospital ship sails toward Latin America (Unbelievable)

    06/15/2007 1:35:18 PM PDT · by devane617 · 196 replies · 3,738+ views ^ | 06/15/2007
    The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort will be sailing off Florida waters on Sunday en route to Latin America and the Caribbean -- and The Miami Herald will be on board for a first report on the mission. President Bush has ordered the ship, with a mixed 500-plus military and civilian crew and staff, to spend three months on a 12-nation tour as a goodwill gesture. The Baltimore-based ship left port in Norfolk, Va., on Friday morning in what the Pentagon's U.S. Southern Command is calling ``its first-ever, large-scale humanitarian assistance deployment to Central America, South America and the Caribbean.''...
  • America Supports You: Care Packages Provide Troops Comfort

    05/17/2007 5:06:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 Operation Care and Comfort is on a mission to provide support and comfort to military units deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. Since April 2003, the California-based Operation Care and Comfort organization has shipped more than 250,000 pounds of care packages to its more than 60 adopted units. More than 100 units are waiting to be adopted. Working within our community and through donations received from all over the country, we assemble and ship care packages to our adopted units every month until they return home, Julie DeMaria, the groups co-founder,...
  • 'Sew Much Comfort' founder visits patients in Germany

    04/12/2007 5:51:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Chuck Roberts
    4/12/2007 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNEWS) -- As wounded servicemembers were loaded onto stretchers in preparation for their medical evacuation mission to get underway, a special visitor provided pillows and blankets to make their journey a little more comfortable. One of the patients she attended to was a Soldier wearing a bulky metal halo protecting a severe leg injury. She made sure he received special footwear for the journey to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After placing the specially made warm sock on the grateful Soldier, Ginger Dosedel gave him an affectionate pat on the...
  • America Supports You: Quilts Provide Comfort to Military Children

    04/10/2007 4:31:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 Military children missing deployed parents can take comfort in quilts the Armed Services YMCAs Operation Kid Comfort program is making especially for them. Eliana, 9, Charlize, 1, and Melanie Reagin look over the quilt made by the Operation Kid Comfort program. The quilt features photos of Army Staff Sgt. Josh Reagin, who deployed to Iraq on Dec. 31. The quilt and pillow program is designed to bring comfort to children whose parents have deployed. Photo by Marny Malin(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Armed Services YMCA is a member of America Supports...
  • Bush Dispatches USNS Comfort on Goodwill Mission

    03/06/2007 4:34:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 395+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2007 The hospital ship USNS Comfort will provide health care to disadvantaged citizens at several Latin American and Caribbean ports of call this summer, President Bush announced here yesterday. President Bush is dispatching the hospital ship USNS Comfort on a mission of goodwill to Caribbean and Latin American countries. In this file photo, the Comfort pulls into Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on Sept. 5, 2005, to take on supplies in support of Hurricane Katrina relief operations. U.S. Navy photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The United States military is a symbol of strength for...
  • America Supports You: Operation Care and Comfort Sends Tons of Packages

    11/24/2006 9:07:34 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2006 -- Operation Care and Comfort, a military care package program, has reached a milestone with its 200,000th pound of care packages shipped to the troops. Since April 2003, this all-volunteer program has worked with the community to send a touch of home to troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflict regions. Dozens of volunteers of all ages joined in on Nov. 19 and helped pack about 10,000 pounds of care packages to send. This self-funded, grassroots program is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program designed to connect the American public...
  • Soldiers Find Comfort in Good Luck Charms

    11/15/2006 4:17:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 502+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Shea Butler, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2006 -- Before heading into Baghdad, soldiers here put on layer after layer of protective gear. Theres the Army combat uniform first, then an outer tactical vest, and finally, they top it off with an Army combat helmet. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the senior noncommissioned officer for Multinational Division Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division, shows off his lucky charm, the Cav Kid outside the division headquarters, Nov. 15. The Cav Kid was given to Johndrow by his wife, Vickie, during the first of his three deployments to Iraq. Johndrow said they have...
  • Eagle or Teddy Bear?

    11/02/2006 3:14:15 PM PST · by APRPEH · 3 replies · 223+ views ^ | not stated | Rabbi Shimon Posner
    This country was founded, settled, defined and furthered by people who left their homes for the unknown. Whether or not they were religious (in the conventional sense) is (and will be) debated by those with agendas. It is unarguable however, that the founders of this country were risk-takers -- and inherent in risk is belief. They were, in other words, believers. Appropriately, the fledgling country chose for their symbol the eagle, the Biblical metaphor for mercy, majesty and redemption. One of the presidents who personified the country's ethos -- so well they etched his face on a big rock --...
  • Indict the New York Times ("The Newspaper Of Record[ed] Treasonous Acts")

    09/29/2006 4:21:25 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 13 replies · 975+ views
    Front Page Magazine | September 29, 2006 | Mark Holtzer
    It is an article of faith on the Left and among its fellow travelers that the Bush administration stole two elections, made war on Iraq for venal reasons, tortured hapless foreigners, and conducted illegal surveillance of innocent Americans. A corollary of this mindset is that the press, primarily the Washington Post and The New York Times, has a right, indeed a duty, to print whatever they want about the administrationeven if the information compromises national security. Not true. The press is not exempt from laws that apply to everyone else. The press is not exempt from laws protecting our national...
  • Wounded Marine Finds Comfort in Brother's Presence

    09/21/2006 6:27:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 485+ views
    AL ASAD, Iraq, Sept. 22, 2006 While growing up, Daniel and Anthony Martinez, U.S. Marines from Michigan's Bay City, were typical young brothers - they fought and argued. But when Daniel was injured last month after a suicide bomber attacked his unit's post in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, everything changed. For the two Marines, who are just one year apart in age and both stationed in Iraq, communication has been sparse at best - Anthony serves at this sprawling U.S. airbase, while Daniel serves on a much smaller outpost northwest of Al Asad. Plus, the brothers' daily duties leave...
  • Birds, summer slowly drift away

    09/20/2006 4:01:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies · 418+ views
    Country Today ^ | 9-20-06 | Al Batt
    Al Batt, Hartland, Minn., (Freeborn County) Flowers are gifts that continue to bring us happiness and memories long after they have left us. Flowers also attract hummingbirds to our yards. A flower would earn its keep if it did nothing else. Hummingbirds and butterflies have been described as flying flowers. There is something about seeing hummingbirds coming to the sugar water feeders that I put up each summer and fall. Don't get me wrong - I cherish the goldfinches clinging to the niger seed feeder and the Mourning Doves feeding on the ground under our feeding station. The inquisitive chickadees...
  • (Cornell) In-your-face diversity orientation program takes freshmen out of their 'comfort zone'

    09/07/2006 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies · 2,398+ views
    Cornell Chronicle Online Home Page ^ | Aug. 31, 2006 (Updated Sept. 1) | By Susan Lang
    "Why do all the black students live in Ujamaa?""My roommate is a queer." … "Yeah, I know -- he's my boyfriend.""The guy wanted $50 for this jacket, but I jewed him down.""Freaking Asians, always wrecking the curve in my math class.""Nobody knows this, but I have dyslexia." … "Retard!" Robert Barker/University Photography Gabrielle Boley '09 and Ronnie Solomon '08 act out a skit in the Robert Purcell Community Center, Aug. 27, about coming out to dorm-hall residents. As members of the Cornell student-based Ordinary People Theater Troupe, they performed "Tapestry of Possibilities" before freshmen during orientation, in order to provoke...
  • America Supports You: Patriotic Pillows Offer Comfort to Wounded Troops

    08/04/2006 5:43:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 211+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    America Supports You: Patriotic Pillows Offer Comfort to Wounded TroopsBy Ashleigh CovingtonAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, August 4, 2006 Passion for sewing and a desire to show support for the military combined to inspire a Chicago woman to launch an effort she calls the Patriotic Pillow Project. The pillow project came out of my love for sewing, which my mother taught me and I taught my daughter, Christina Finn said. I just wanted to reach these individual servicemembers one at a time to say thank you and to empower a nation to participate the same way. The Patriotic...
  • Prayer Request for Tyler's family

    07/25/2006 5:21:28 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 76 replies · 2,498+ views
    Last night my son's 15 year old friend was struck and killed by lightening. Tyler was such a good boy, an exceptional athlete, an honor student and from such a wonderful family. He was the workhorse, the leader in deeds and behavior. Needless to say the kids are devastated. They have been together forever, it seems. We are all devastated. No one in their wildest dreams would expect God to suddenly reach down and Tyler home. It broke my heart holding my 15 year old son as he was crying like a baby, a scene repeated over and over in...
  • Why Online Learning Will Continue to Grow

    06/24/2006 5:56:31 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 369+ views
    The Rational Business Journal ^ | June 22, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Online learning will continue to grow for several reasons. The first reason is because of the advent of high-speed Internet. Anybody with a home PC can now take a course online. If you have a laptop, you can take your course online and take it with you to the coffice (coffee house/office). That is where I am writing this. PCs and Macs are also becoming more affordable. For the price of one credit hour at some schools, a student can now buy a good desktop Dell or Gateway PC. There is no more driving to school, finding a parking place,...
  • Rejoice always

    05/02/2006 9:37:00 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | May 2, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Did you know that God actually commands us to be joyful? Joy is not anoption for a Christian, but must be a part of your daily life if you are to walk with God and grow spiritually. We are not only to rejoice when things are going well, but we are to rejoice at all times, even when things are going badly for us. 16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 )4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians...
  • Airmen improve base for Soldiers in northern Iraq

    04/26/2006 11:22:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Airman 1st Class Jason Ridder
    /26/2006 - FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq (AFPN) -- In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Airmen from the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing are using their construction expertise to help the U.S. and Iraqi governments and the U.S. Army. The 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron is deployed in support of the Army's 555th Combat Support Brigade (Maneuver Enhancement) here. Red Horse stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineer. "Red Horse is a heavy construction outfit that directly supports combat air power worldwide," said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Richardson, Red Horse airfields manager. "They provide air component commanders...
  • USNS Comfort Set for International Training (USNS Comfort (T-AH 20))

    04/21/2006 4:16:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 3rd Class Heather Weaver
    BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- National Naval Medical Center staff and the crew of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will team up with the Canadian navy in April for a medical training mission along the East Coast. British and Canadian military medical personnel will accompany crew members on the transit from Baltimore to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. "The exercise with the Canadians is an international training opportunity where we will work on our interoperability with foreign nations organic medical operations," said Chief Hospital Corpsman (AW) Richard Gotautas, Bethesda Contingency Departments leading chief petty officer. Comforts reduced operating crew, along with Military Sealift...
  • Special clothing provides comfort for Camp Lejeunes wounded

    03/24/2006 5:55:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 479+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- (March 24, 2006) -- A group of patriotic citizens are on a mission providing comfort to war veterans by manufacturing clothing meeting the unique needs of the wounded service member. Four boxes of adaptive clothing were delivered to the Wounded Warriors Support Section in hopes of, making the recovery process more comfortable both physically and emotionally, according to the mission statement of Sew Much Comforts website. Local ambassador for Sew Much Comfort, Becky Klepper, arrived at the W.W. barracks March 22 with cardboard boxes full of T-shirts, boxer shorts, trousers, and shorts, specially...
  • Castro Buys New Presidential Jet ($110M)

    03/11/2006 8:10:34 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 34 replies · 1,656+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/10/06 | BBC?
    The luxury plane was exported to Havana from Russia Cuba is buying one of Russia's most up-to-date airliners, carefully crafted for President Fidel Castro's personal comfort. The purchase is part of an initial Cuban order for two brand new Ilyushin planes worth $110 million (63 million) which Russian officials say is a shot in the arm for their struggling airline industry. To head off criticism that a new presidential jet is an expensive luxury in austere times, Cuba says one of its new planes is being used to ferry workers to and from Venezuela. To finance the deal, Cuba has...