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  • I think it was a mistake for him to say that [VANITY]

    07/28/2016 7:29:50 AM PDT · by nwrep · 98 replies
    Various ^ | July 28, 2016 | nwrep
    I hope he wins, but it was a mistake for him to say what he said yesterday, for two reasons: 1. As a general rule, you never get in the way of your opponents destroying themselves. 2. At least temporarily, it united them (and the media, same thing) in a spasm of indignation against him, smoothing over their divisions and directing all ire against him. Even if it is a distraction from her coronation, it has put him on the defensive and given people who are still undecided (not us here, but out in the non-political world) one more reason...
  • Trump will not just lose, he’ll be thrashed (Indian guru chimes in)

    06/19/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 19, 2016 | Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar
    When Donald Trump started his zany campaign —laced with racism, xenophobia, nasty remarks about women, and endless falsehoods — most analysts said he could not possibly win the Republican primaries. Yet he did so easily. So, the very analysts who once derided his chances now wonder if he will win the presidential poll. He may be morally terrible, but is good at winning elections. His political incorrectness and willingness to speak his mind have made his rabid populism an electoral advantage, not disadvantage. He has antagonized not just the intelligentsia but the entire Republican establishment. He has violated many basic...
  • Rubio: I still believe Trump can't be trusted with the nuclear codes

    06/09/2016 7:35:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Sen. Marco Rubio is sticking by his former attack line that Donald Trump can't be trusted with the nuclear codes, despite having previously come around to support Trump as the nominee. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Rubio reaffirmed his statement from February — when he was still in the throes of a nasty primary battle — that America can't give "the nuclear codes of the United States to an erratic individual." "I stand by everything I said during the campaign," Rubio said on Thursday. Rubio's wobbly support of Trump comes after the presumptive Republican nominee's comments about Judge...
  • DeLay: FBI 'Ready to Indict' Hillary

    01/25/2016 4:40:12 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 95 replies ^ | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 05:23 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn't followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency's investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they're ready to indict," DeLay said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public."
  • In 1999 Memo, Ted Cruz Took Milder Tone on Immigration

  • Worldwide study finds high concern about fixing climate change (UNIPCC Pantsuit load Alert!!)

    06/11/2015 7:22:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year. The report, based on consultations with 10,000 people in 75 nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, also showed that 66 percent viewed measures to tackle warming, such as more wind or solar energy, as a chance to improve their quality of life. Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, said the findings were "important...
  • Ban Ki-Moon 'Gravely Concerned by IAF Strikes'

    05/05/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 55/13 | Gil Ronen
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed Sunday for restraint to avoid an escalation in the Syrian conflict, expressing "grave concern" over Israeli air strikes, AFP reported. "The secretary-general calls on all sides to exercise maximum calm and restraint, and to act with a sense of responsibility to prevent an escalation of what is already a devastating and highly dangerous conflict," his spokesman Martin Nesirky said. Nesirky said the United Nations was unable to independently verify the Israeli strikes, and had no details about them, but Ban "expresses grave concern over reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air...
  • Face of Defense: Buddy’s Concern Saves Soldier’s Life

    05/18/2010 6:16:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 343+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Zach Morgan
    Fort Polk Guardian FORT POLK, La., May 18, 2010 – Aug. 7, 2008, was a hot day in Iraq, and it seemed as if the walls were closing in on Army Spc. Joe Sanders. Army Cpl. Joe Sanders and Spc. Albert Godding pose April 27, 2010, after Godding received a Meritorious Service Medal for preventing Sanders' suicide in Iraq in 2008. U.S. Army photo by Zach Morgan  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sanders had deployed to Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division’s 5th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Sander’s wife was leaving him, and he had...
  • H1N1 "super flu" plague in Ukraine sparks concern, conspiracy theories about origins

    11/16/2009 7:10:01 AM PST · by mlizzy · 46 replies · 2,458+ views
    Natural News ^ | 11-16-09 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) Here's what we know with some degree of certainty about the H1N1 virus in Ukraine right now: nearly 300 people have died from the viral strain, and over 65,000 people have been hospitalized (the actual numbers are increasing by the hour). The virus appears to be either a highly aggressive mutation of the globally-circulating H1N1 strain, or a combination of three different influenza strains now circulating in Ukraine. Some observers suspect this new "super flu" might be labeled viral hemorrhagic pneumonia (meaning it destroys lung tissue until your lungs bleed so much that you drown in your own fluid),...
  • Fort Hood Soldiers Reach Out to Families, Each Other

    11/10/2009 2:38:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    KILLEEN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2009 – Waiting at the airport last night for the last families to arrive for today’s ceremony honoring victims of the fatal shooting rampage at nearby Fort Hood, several soldiers were dealing with their own pain and confusion by reaching out to families of the fallen and to each other. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Hall, Army Sgt. 1st Class Marcus Rodriquez and Army Spc. Laurence Palmer man a table in Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport in Texas on Nov. 9, 2009, to welcome families arriving for a ceremony scheduled the next day to honor the 13 people...
  • Will someone tell me I have no reason for concern?

    01/18/2009 3:44:03 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 37 replies · 1,116+ views
    January 11, 2009 | MosesKnows
    Will someone tell me I have no reason for concern? Please! I, as have we all, been informed of the day by day, hour by hour, and lately, minute by minute events and arrangements for the events of the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. The media has informed us that Obama tailored the inauguration to mimic President-Elect Abraham Lincoln’s Republican ascension to the presidency. It is interesting to learn so much about Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration that I didn’t know. Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington D.C. on February 23, 1861 and virtually had to sneak into town disguised. Abraham Lincoln’s...
  • Where is wideawake?

    12/17/2008 12:46:34 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 65 replies · 1,755+ views
    Self | 12/17/'08 | Zionist Conspirator
    Please forgive the vanity, but I and others have noticed that wideawake hasn't posted anything for over three weeks. I have contacted the mods and he hasn't been banned or suspended. And I must admit that I have been very concerned for some time. In addition to being perhaps my only ally on a wide range of issues wideawake is one of the most intelligent people on this forum (his IQ has got to be something!). I can't help but think it isn't like him to just disappear for so long without telling someone here. Yet he has and, so...
  • Reports concern Muslims (Alleged checks on San Diego, L.A. mosques spark calls for hearings)

    05/29/2008 9:05:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 125+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/29/08 | H.G. Reza
    A report that mosques in Los Angeles and San Diego are under federal surveillance has resurrected fears in the Muslim community about government monitoring and led two civil rights groups Wednesday to call for congressional hearings. The request for public hearings followed a newspaper article last week that cited FBI and Defense Department files pertaining to surveillance of mosques and Muslims in Southern California. Corey Saylor, Washington spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the article in the San Diego Union-Tribune "has again raised concerns that our community is being watched." "We've heard about this in the past, but...
  • MND-N Soldiers Take Mosul’s Pulse

    03/19/2008 5:15:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 122+ views
    MOSUL — Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment in Mosul are working to assess and help improve services for basic needs such as schools, healthcare and security. “Essentially we go out and speak with key people at schools, neighborhood healthcare clinics, shopkeepers and local leaders,” said 1st Lt. Larry Gwinn, a platoon leader with the Regiment. “We get to know the people and what their needs are; this will help up us as we enter the rebuilding phase.” Gwinn said sanitation workers were already hired through the local government and were making a difference in the community. Several...
  • US ship caused China 'grave concern' (USS Kitty Hawk & 'sensitivity' over Taiwan Strait by China)

    12/04/2007 11:24:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 129+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | AP
    BEIJING - China said Tuesday it expressed "grave concern" over the USS Kitty Hawk's passage through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait on its return to Japan. The U.S. aircraft carrier had been barred by China from entering Hong Kong for a Thanksgiving port call. Mainland Chinese authorities reversed their decision, but by then the ships were too far out to sea and did not turn back. "U.S. officials informed China at that time that it took the route because of a storm," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a briefing. "China expressed grave concern to the U.S. and requested...
  • Gates Expresses Concern About Resolution's Impact on U.S.-Turkey Relations

    10/11/2007 4:37:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 391+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed concern over the state of U.S.-Turkey relations, a day after Congress passed a symbolic measure that considers Turkey guilty of waging a genocide campaign against Armenians in World War I. Despite appeals from President Bush and other top U.S. officials to reject the measure, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday voted 27 to 21 in favor of a nonbinding resolution that characterized the mass killings of some 1.5 million Armenians, which began in 1915, as genocide. “This is a very sensitive subject for a close...
  • Microchip implants raise privacy concern (Microchips, anyone 8-?)

    07/21/2007 1:04:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 654+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/07 | Todd Lewan - ap, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself — until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms. The "chipping" of two workers with RFIDs — radio frequency identification tags as long as two grains of rice, as thick as a toothpick — was merely a way of restricting access to vaults that held sensitive data and images for police departments, a layer of security beyond key cards and clearance codes, the company said. "To protect high-end secure data, you use more sophisticated techniques," Sean Darks, chief executive...
  • Bush acknowledges lawmakers' concern on immigration

    05/19/2007 11:07:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,412+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/07 | Reuters
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday acknowledged lawmakers' doubts about a U.S. immigration proposal, but argued it will help resolve the status of 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. With the proposal taking fire from both Republicans and Democrats, the Senate is expected to begin debate on immigration next week. Bush used his weekly radio address to open what is likely to be an intense effort to persuade Americans to support the plan as the answer to long-simmering U.S. immigration problems. "It will help us resolve the status of millions of illegal immigrants...
  • Bears showing concern for Tank

    05/10/2007 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 10, 2007 | David Haugh
    Read the list of 147 names on the Cook County Jail visitor records for Tank Johnson, and the big ones stand out. Jesse Jackson. Michael McCaskey. Brian Urlacher. Lovie Smith. But with due respect to the marquee value of those men, celebrity was not the most impressive aspect of the visitor log since March 16 obtained by the Tribune through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Iraq death penalty raises concerns (BAHHHARF ALERT)

    04/21/2007 12:01:32 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 8 replies · 555+ views ^ | 4/21/7 | Tina Susman
    BAGHDAD — The trial of Mohammed Munaf on charges of kidnapping three Romanian journalists in 2005 lasted about an hour, his lawyer said. And even though no witnesses testified, he said, the Iraqi-born U.S. citizen was sentenced to hang. Munaf's case is under appeal and he has not been executed, but Amnesty International said Friday that about 100 convicts had been hanged since Iraq reinstated the death penalty three years ago, including many whose cases were rushed through the system without due process. The London-based human rights group said the trend could lead to further brutalization of the war-torn nation,...
  • Retirement Home Chief: Resident Care ?First, Foremost? Concern

    03/22/2007 5:23:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 ? Resident care is the paramount concern at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here, and allegations of poor conditions ?are without merit,? the facility?s chief operating officer said in a statement released yesterday. Tim Cox responded to the Government Accountability Office?s request that the Defense Department investigate allegations against the historic home in the heart of the nation?s capital that has housed four U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln. ?Because nothing is more important than the safety and health of our heroes, we take these allegations very seriously,? Cox said. Cox noted that the GAO has...
  • America Supports You: Sears Helps Show Troops USA Cares

    12/07/2006 8:35:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2006 -- Holiday shoppers turning to the Internet to avoid the mall crowds have an easy way to support servicemembers and their families this year thanks to a partnership between Sears Holdings Corporation and “USA Cares.”  America Supports You is a Defense Department program highlighting ways Americans and the corporate sector support the nation’s military. Sears Holdings is the parent company of Sears and Kmart department stores. “Sears has a longstanding commitment with the military, and we feel privileged to assist the troops and their families through this initiative,” Brenda Storch, a Sears Holdings spokeswoman, said. “We...
  • North Korean ‘Bolt From the Blue’ Attack Remains a Concern

    10/26/2006 5:33:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 849+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2006 – Lost amid all the discussion over North Korea’s Oct. 9 nuclear test is an issue that Defense Department officials who specialize in that region have studied for decades and continue to study now: the possibility that, as it has before, North Korea could launch a conventional “bolt from the blue” attack on South Korea. At 4 a.m. June 25, 1950, a tremendous artillery barrage disturbed the pre-dawn air over the 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea. Within minutes, 135,000 North Korean soldiers, supported by hundreds of tanks and artillery pieces, poured over the line,...
  • America Supports You: New England Group Keeps Troops Warm (Binkies for the Troops from Home)

    10/04/2006 5:17:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 311+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2006 -- A group from Massachusetts worked diligently on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to keep the nation’s servicemembers warm. New England Caring For Our Military volunteers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, help get fleece blankets ready to ship to servicemembers serving away from home Sept. 11. Each of nearly 1,200 blankets, which an area textile mill donated, was accompanied by a letter thanking the troops for their service and explaining who was involved in getting the blankets to them. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I really wanted to have...
  • Rumsfeld: Venezuela build-up is concern

    10/02/2006 7:17:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/06 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - The recent military build-up in Venezuela by U.S. nemesis President Hugo Chavez has other countries in the region worried that the weapons could end up in the hands of terrorists, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday. "I can understand neighbors being concerned," said Rumsfeld, who is attending a meeting of Western hemisphere military leaders here this week. Asked whether he believes Venezuelan officials' contention that the weapon buys are strictly for defense and not a threat to the region, Rumsfeld said, "I don't know of anyone threatening Venezuela — anyone in this hemisphere." Venezuela's defense minister...
  • Please Pray for President Bush

    09/19/2006 7:10:59 AM PDT · by madison10 · 14 replies · 425+ views
    Self ^ | Sept. 19, 2006 | madison10
    Okay, this is strange. I am VERY concerned about President Bush making the speech at the U.N. with the "President" of Iran being anywhere in the vicinity. (in other words, the same continent) Please pray for President Bush's safety, that he will have heavenly protection. Thanks.
  • Bush Expresses 'Serious Concern' Over Suicides at Guantanamo Bay

    06/11/2006 6:10:13 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 33 replies · 842+ views
    Fox News | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed "serious concern" Saturday over the suicides at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and directed an aggressive effort by his administration to reach out diplomatically while it investigates. "He wants to make sure that this thing is done right from all points of view," White House press secretary Tony Snow said Saturday evening. Bush, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, was notified at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Snow said it was during his daily intelligence briefing just afterward when the president voiced his concern over the incident and directed that the bodies be...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...
  • Immigration bills concern some experts - Legalization plans pose big problems, they warn

    05/07/2006 9:52:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 892+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/7/06 | Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer - CNS
    WASHINGTON – Massive demonstrations nationwide have helped propel legislation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. But immigration experts and critics caution that the legislation, if enacted, could generate a legacy of unintended consequences. Senate legislation would double legal immigration, legalize millions currently in the country illegally and open the border every year to hundreds of thousands of “guest workers.” The Senate debated the legislation in March and April but failed to complete action before going on a recess. The House approved enforcement-only legislation in December that would make unlawful presence in the country a felony, boost efforts to stop illegal...
  • Supreme Court hints at concern in presidential wartime powers case (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld)

    03/28/2006 8:56:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 714+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/28/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices appeared troubled Tuesday by President Bush's plans to hold war-crimes trials for foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And several seemed outraged by the government's claim that a new law had stripped the high court of authority to hear a case brought by Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who once worked as a driver for Osama bin Laden. Hamdan has spent nearly four years in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, and the Supreme Court has been asked to decide if he can be put on trial with fewer legal protections before a type of military...
  • 'Extreme makeover' rebuilds home of Army family (Must see TV)

    09/20/2005 9:18:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,223+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Kristen Marquez
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, Sept. 19, 2005) – The home “makeover” of a Soldier injured in Iraq will kick off the season premiere of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Sept. 25. In late June, the family of Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez got a surprise visit from the cast and crew, including the popular Ty Pennington, and a new 3,225-square-foot home near Fort Campbell, Ky., specifically tailored to the Rodriguez family’s needs. Rodriguez was injured in Iraq in 2003, losing his right leg above the knee, two fingertips on his left hand and he sustained serious shrapnel wounds when...
  • Local women work to cool troops' necks (Sierra Vista AZ)

    08/02/2005 5:17:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 666+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - In World War I, women made and rolled bandages for Americans wounded in combat. In World War II, women knitted socks, to keep GIs' feet clean and comfortable. Now, a group of Sierra Vista women are sewing neck coolers for soldiers in hot Iraq and will be taking on knitting caps to keep them warm when the weather in that nation turns cold. "Women are awesome when they decide to do something," June Kennedy said Monday. It was the second Monday that a few women gathered in her house. The sounds of a sewing machine stitching a...
  • America Supports You: Nevada Man Donates Money, Gifts

    07/08/2005 6:15:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 441+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 8,2005 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, July 8, 2005 – With his family in tow, Phil Randazzo came here over the Fourth of July weekend to pay respect to wounded servicemembers and to hand out a few tokens of his appreciation. Along with his wife and three children, Randazzo visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and donated 13 mini DVD players and 50 DVDs to the institution so that wounded troops can enjoy a variety of movies and television programs during their recovery, Randazzo said. "These are the people who make our country great," he said. "My wife and I could not have felt...

    03/31/2005 11:45:41 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies · 530+ views
    Amnesty International Website ^ | 16 Oct. 2001 | Amnesty International website
    URGENT ACTION USA (Georgia): Death penalty / Legal concern, Terry Mincey PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 51/150/2001 EXTRA 70/01 Death penalty / Legal concern 16 October 2001 USA (Georgia) Terry Mincey, white, aged 40 Terry Mincey is scheduled to be executed in Georgia on 25 October. He has spent more than 19 years - almost half his life - on death row. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Paulette Riggs in 1982. Paulette Riggs was shot dead on 12 April 1982 during a robbery of the store in Macon where she worked. A second person, Russell Peterman, was...
  • CA: Public financing of cloning imminent, concern over (egg) donors rises

    03/10/2005 5:31:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 227+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/10/05 | Paul Elias - AP
    SACRAMENTO – Of all the questions about California's ambitious plans to publicly finance human cloning projects for medical research, one of the thorniest may be how scientists plan to gather the thousands of eggs they'll need from women. It's an ethical dilemma that has made unlikely allies of Christian groups – who believe cloning immorally creates and destroys life in the name of science – and women's rights activists who fear that poor women will be exploited by commercial interests willing to pay thousands of dollars for human eggs produced by fertility drugs. The issue is not abstract. A small,...
  • 'Strangers' come through for local soldiers in Iraq

    09/18/2004 7:44:50 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 9/18/04 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Published: 09.18.2004 'Strangers' come through for local soldiers in Iraq By Carol Ann Alaimo ARIZONA DAILY STAR Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star Donated for soldiers in Iraq who lost their personal belongings in a fire, a wide variety of useful items are sorted by Elks Club Tucson East Lodge members, from left, Florence John, Connie Mills and Tom DeRousse. Local businesses helped with donations.   Beyond basic  The Army provides troops with basics, but soldiers supply their own grooming products and personal items. They include:     Standard Issue:   Combat fatigues   Boots   Canteens   Protective...
  • Pentagon must improve long-term reserve planning (GAO report)

    09/17/2004 11:55:17 AM PDT · by cogitator · 3 replies · 310+ views
    GovExec.Com ^ | September 17, 2004 | David McGlinchey
    Pentagon must improve long-term reserve planning, report says By David McGlinchey The Defense Department has been making its recent personnel decisions and reservist mobilizations with a short-term focus that could compromise the nation's long-term military goals, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released this week. "Faced with some critical shortages, [Defense] changed a number of its personnel policies to increase force availability," according to the report (GAO-04-1031). "These changes addressed immediate needs and did not take place within a strategic framework that linked human capital goals with [Defense's] organizational goals to fight the global war on terrorism."...
  • CA: Funds quest creates concern/Political donations don't buy late influence at the Capitol

    09/12/2004 9:10:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 198+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | 9/12/04 | Jim Miller
    SACRAMENTO - Inland lawmakers acted on hundreds of bills last month, but also found time to raise hefty campaign contributions from donors with a stake in some of the legislation. Lawmakers finished their two-year legislative session in the early hours of Aug. 28, culminating four weeks of lengthy floor sessions and frenetic lobbying. They also collected about $2 million at fund-raisers near the Capitol. The money, mostly given in amounts from $1,000 to $3,200, will be used for legislators' own November races or to help other candidates. But some critics say the end-of-session quest for political cash feeds a perception...
  • Lake Powell drain induces Western water worries

    04/05/2004 7:41:34 AM PDT · by cogitator · 28 replies · 362+ views
    Denver Post ^ | April 4, 2004 | Theo Stein
    Through several years of drought, Colorado and neighboring states have relied on Lake Powell to deliver water downstream. But as the reservoir's water levels drop, fears of a water war, or of severe shortages, rise.Lake Powell, the desert oasis that has served Colorado as a crucial fail-safe for water deliveries throughout the Southwest during five years of hard drought, is now more than half empty. If the drought persists a year or two more, the 186-mile-long reservoir in Utah and Arizona could be drained dry as early as 2007, federal officials say. That would propel Colorado - and 30 million...
  • Kerry's `band of brothers' bolsters campaign

    01/29/2004 3:54:53 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 138+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 1/28/04 | Mike Glover
    <p>When things were darkest in his presidential campaign, John Kerry turned to his "band of brothers" -- a group of veterans whom he had relied on in Vietnam 30 years ago.</p> <p>"We're a little older, a little grayer, but we still know how to fight for our country," Kerry said Tuesday, claiming his victory in the New Hampshire primary. It came in no small part by highlighting a war-hero history that should serve him well in upcoming campaign tests.</p>
  • Residents of Nevada Town Concerned Over Unguarded Nuclear Shipments (

    05/07/2003 2:01:54 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 1 replies · 211+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 7 May, 2003
    Residents of Nevada Town Concerned Over Unguarded Nuclear Shipments Report by J.J Johnson - Sierra Pahrump, Nevada - While an upcoming drill by the Office of Homeland Security that includes a mock detonation of a ‘dirty bomb’ in Seattle goes forward, residents of a community 60 miles west of Las Vegas are concerned about unguarded radioactive shipments through their town. Map of Area Photo Mark Day - Sierra Talk Radio of Pahrump (’s directors first spotted the 4 radioactive shipments leaving Las Vegas heading west on State Rt. 160. Las Vegas has fought hard to prevent shipments...
  • New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire in Women

    08/16/2002 10:41:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,010+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Posted 8/8/2002 | Editorial Staff
    Reprinted from ScienceDaily Magazine ...Source:             University Hospitals Of Cleveland Date Posted:    Thursday, August 08, 2002Web Address: New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire CLEVELAND -- For millions of women, decreased sexual desire is often an unfortunate consequence of hysterectomy or menopause. Diminished sexual desire can lead to feelings of unhappiness, concern, frustration, and leave a lasting impact on a woman's relationship with her partner. An investigational hormone patch developed by Proctor & Gamble and now in clinical trials may offer hope to post-menopausal women who have experienced a decline in sexual desire. The clinical trials of a thin, nearly-transparent...
  • Bipartisan spendthrifts

    06/04/2002 9:41:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 321+ views
    The Washington Tmes ^ | June 4, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    <p>What a shame it is that all of the "grave" concerns expressed by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle recently over what the White House knew last summer about future terrorist attacks don't extend to the important congressional role in appropriating the funds to fight the war against terrorism and protect the homeland from future murderous assaults.</p>