Keyword: courage

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  • Eagles' Michael Vick honored with Ed Block Courage Award

    12/23/2009 10:00:15 AM PST · by mellow velo · 61 replies · 1,759+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chris Chase
    According to Philadelphia Eagles players, the most courageous man on the team in 2009 was one who started the year serving time in prison for an act of extreme cowardice. Today, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick was the 2009 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor given to a player who shows courage in the face of adversity. Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality. ... According to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Web site: The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and...
  • William D Smith's version of "A Letter to a Friend." Merry Christmas Audio

    12/22/2009 7:11:16 AM PST · by restornu · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Paul W Smith WJR ^ | William D Smith
    By William D Smith (to hear it read click the play button)
  • Is U.S. doomed?

    11/25/2009 5:20:19 PM PST · by freedomyes · 53 replies · 1,156+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    There are naysayers enough. The faith builders are needed. The hope messengers are necessary.
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey Name "Courage", Pictures

    11/25/2009 3:50:39 PM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 968+ views ^ | Novemver 25, 2009 | Biggirl
    President Obama Pardons Turkey U.S. President Obama waved his hand over Courage the turkey Wednesday, pardoning the bird from being the guest of honor on someone's Thanksgiving Day table. "I hereby pardon Courage so he can live out his days in peace and tranquility" in Disneyland, where he also will serve as grand marshal Thursday in the Orlando, Fla., theme park's Thanksgiving Day parade. Obama said he was showing mercy to the 45-pound bird at the behest of first daughters Sasha and Malia because "I was planning to eat this sucker."
  • A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West

    11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ginger Thompson
    The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headley’s life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation. Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass. Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend...
  • Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction

    11/14/2009 5:58:20 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 951+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Incredible video of Flight 1549 reconstructed in 3D from take off to landing. Click on the link for the video.
  • Insanity: electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result.

    11/04/2009 6:07:38 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 221+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/4/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Insanity: electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein Albert Einstein said it. In California, we're living it. The map of California's district ten is an amoeba-shaped tribute to gerrymandering. Proof that when it is in their interest our legislators can put their heads down and color outside the lines. And in district ten they created a masterpiece, invading four separate counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento to gather a voter population with an 18% advantage of registered Democrats to...
  • Bomb Disposal Hero Killed in Afghanistan Just Days Before Leave

    11/03/2009 8:28:30 AM PST · by Doogle · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Times of Londonvia Fox ^ | 11/03/09 | FOX
    A British Army bomb disposal specialist who became a legend by risking his life to defuse more than 60 Taliban roadside bombs was killed last weekend in Afghanistan while on his final mission before starting leave, the Times of London reported. Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, 30, — nicknamed "Oz" — died instantly when an improvised explosives device (IED) he was trying to disarm blew up
  • Rather's Lawsuit Against CBS Tossed Out

    09/30/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/09 | Lisa de Moraes
    Dan Rather's legal wrangling slogs into its third year: His lawyer vows he will appeal a New York court ruling Tuesday that tossed out the former evening news anchor's $70 million breach-of-contract suit against CBS Corp. The complaint "must be dismissed in its entirety," ruled the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, saying there was no breach of contract because CBS had honored the "pay or play" clause in Rather's contract. That is to say the company had continued to pay Rather his annual salary -- $6 mil -- even after he left the "CBS Evening News"...
  • Dan Rather loses $70 million lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 2,483+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2009 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. CBS said it considered the legal fight "effectively over" and put an end...
  • Appeals court dismisses Dan Rather's suit vs. CBS

    09/29/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 23 replies · 878+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling on Tuesday by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. Rather says CBS breached his contract by not giving him enough...
  • His medals aren't real, but his search for honor is

    07/11/2009 6:27:08 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 41 replies · 3,204+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/11/2009 | LINDSAY WISE
    Houston native Charles Bass had told the story about how he survived a deadly snake bite in Vietnam so many times it seemed natural to tell it again, this time in front of a TV camera on the Fourth of July. He pointed at scars on his hand and the crook of his elbow, explaining how he'd stuck a hollow bamboo in the vein to stop the venom from reaching his heart. The camera panned a display case full of his medals at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum on Southmore Boulevard. A placard explained that Sgt. Maj. Bass had earned...
  • Balls of Steel

    07/01/2009 8:34:02 AM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 7 replies · 975+ views
    PunditKitchen ^ | June 30, 2009 | dunno
    Dear Mahmoud, You suck. Freegards, Fatima
  • White House: Firing AmeriCorps IG an act of "political courage"

    06/18/2009 11:54:03 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 111 replies · 3,679+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2009 | By Byron York
    A top White House lawyer called the firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin an act of "political courage," according to House Republican aides who were in a meeting with the lawyer Wednesday. Norman Eisen, who is the White House Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, met with staffers for Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday. Eisen, along with another White House staffer who accompanied him, "wanted to talk broadly about inspectors general," says a GOP aide familiar with what went on at the meeting....
  • Real Gunfighter Lance Thomas on Justice Files

    06/12/2009 6:47:28 PM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 590+ views
    Real Gunfighter Lance Thomas on Justic Files
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Live Thread, Thursday May 14 "Crooks and Homo's in the Pulpit"

    05/13/2009 10:14:28 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 21 replies · 575+ views
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  • Hollywood Stars - Veteran Patriots

    11/11/2005 8:55:32 AM PST · by DollyCali · 205 replies · 12,452+ views
    Dolly Howard | November 11, 2005 | DollyCali
    With "JAG," "Navy CIS," "MASH," and other military television shows being quite popular, one might consider with how military service has enhanced the fame of veteran actors in Hollywood or vice versa. During our distinguished history, some Hollywood actors have taken a break from their careers while they defended our country oftentimes to battle in war. These hereos include Charles Bronson, Gary Cooper, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Clarke Gable, Lee Marvin, Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Stewart. More recent editions of entertainment veterans include "Limp Bizkit" lead singer Fred Durst who did service with the United States Navy. Up until...
  • Is Courage a Masculine Virtue?

    03/06/2009 10:08:18 AM PST · by AreaMan · 18 replies · 897+ views
    InCharacter ^ | March 2009 | By Harvey Mansfield / Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Is Courage a Masculine Virtue? Print Yes, sort of... Do we really want two tough, aggressive sexes? By Harvey Mansfield Courage is not solely for men, but it is mainly for men. The Greek word for courage is andreia, which comes from he-man and also means manliness. The Greek philosopher Aristotle was, however, critical of the implication in his language that courage was for men only. He said something not so definite: men find it easier to be courageous than women, and women find it easier to be moderate than men. We all know of courageous women unafraid to...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Courage, Mr. Holder

    02/24/2009 5:35:53 AM PST · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,224+ views ^ | 02/24/2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Lecturing a conscript conclave of Justice Department bureaucrats, Attorney General Eric Holder last week called America a "nation of cowards" for not spending more time talking about race. Reading his speech, however, one recalls the sage counsel of Pat Moynihan to President Nixon in 1970: This whole subject might benefit from a long period of "benign neglect." One point Holder did allude to, without specifics, was this: "It is not safe for this nation to assume that the unaddressed social problems in the poorest parts of the country can be isolated and will not ultimately affect the larger society." Fair...
  • news

    02/18/2009 9:08:41 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies · 290+ views
    There are many brave Americans. But most of them are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, or are waiting to deploy there, or have recently returned from there. America is like one of those fancy drinks in which the cream is layered on top, but does not mix with the bulk of the liquid. The cream knows that freedom is worth fighting for. The rest are content to wait for Big Brother to bail them out.

    01/13/2009 9:42:35 PM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 1,375+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 14 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    I received this via e-mail with the following subject line: "There is no one alive who should ever question the courage of a soldier again." I found the picture interesting. I'll leave it at that.-
  • Focus on the Family Daily : Praying for a Nation at War

    12/05/2008 9:09:19 PM PST · by LuxMaker · 190+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | 5DEC08 | Lt. Col. Oliver North
    MP3 embedded in link.
  • A Dying Boy's Wish- The Story of Brenden Foster

    11/29/2008 9:42:10 AM PST · by Deo volente · 31 replies · 820+ views (Los Angeles) ^ | November 12, 2008
    An 11-year-old boy's dying wish to feed the homeless is becoming a national movement. Brenden Foster isn't afraid to die. He says he just wants to make a difference, before his time comes. Brenden can barely keep his eyes open as he watches Seattle's homeless being fed over the weekend. "I don't need to worry until the time is come. So I don't have to think about it if I'm still alive now." Brenden Foster is in his final days. "I should be gone in a week or so." Brenden was a normal kid, dreaming of becoming a marine photographer....
  • Female IP recruits on target (Baghdad) (Women's Rights in the Arab World)

    11/28/2008 6:58:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 369+ views
    BAGHDAD – In the distance, behind the small clouds of dust rolling behind a formation of marching Iraqi Police recruits, is a small group receiving information from their instructor Nov. 25. The 19 female recruits, who have come to train with other former Sons of Iraq, have again made the decision to continue to further serve their country by registering at the al Furat Iraqi Police Training Center, where now they are only a week from graduating as the first SoI graduating class of IP recruits. “It was my dream to be an IP since I was 12,” said Ammal,...
  • The REAL Cindy McCain

    10/18/2008 11:02:45 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 4 replies · 442+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 19, 2008 | Pagan Power
    I found the video below over at The Goddess Within, a wonderful blog from a very intelligent and perceptive woman. It shows a side of Cindy McCain that few people know. A Cindy McCain the New York Times doesn't want you to know. For all the claims that they used every possible journalistic resource at their disposal to compose the smear that they call journalism, they somehow managed not to find this particular episode of Cindy's life. Why? That is obvious. Because as this video demonstrates, Cindy is a courageous person, a fighter like her husband. Someone that when life...
  • The essence of McCain distilled

    10/18/2008 9:54:02 AM PDT · by StAntKnee · 24 replies · 779+ views
    Feed, the Live ^ | Oct. 17, 2008 | Posted by Mike
    "McCain is a classy man. He pulled it off with elegance and wit, without coming off as petulent or condescending. It is so refreshing to hear a politician admit "I screwed up." My heart skipped a beat at that moment. I have to admit that I was starting to have doubts about McCain and was leaning towards Obama. But when McCain grabbed that microphone from that anti-Obama woman and defended Obama while his own audience booed him, I began to understand why McCain is such a remarkable and very non-Washington kind of guy. And his appearance on Letterman, and remaining...
  • Christian Courage: The Price of Discipleship [LDS Devotional]

    10/12/2008 8:18:30 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 2 replies · 307+ views
    LDS General Conference, October 2008 ^ | 10/05/08 | Elder Robert D. Hales
    Answering our accusers in the Savior’s way. We have gathered together as one, we have taken upon us the name of Jesus Christ, and we are Christians. One of the questions we would ask: why then, if we have that love of the Savior, would someone want to be an antagonist or to attack us? Recently a group of bright, faithful young Latter-day Saints wrote down some of the most pressing questions on their minds. One sister asked, “Why doesn’t the Church defend itself more actively when accusations are made against it?” To her inquiry I would say that one...
  • (Vanity) Now is not the time to go wobbly

    10/10/2008 7:04:45 PM PDT · by MrsEmmaPeel · 94 replies · 1,021+ views
    I'm starting this thread to counter act the surrender threads currently out there. I wasn't at today's McCain rally in Minnesota. I only see what the MSM packages for me to see, which I suspect was intended to demoralize. I choose not to be demoralized. And I ask that those of you who are going wobbly to stop it. I will still gladly vote for McCain/Palin.
  • For want of a leader

    10/06/2008 1:11:31 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 8 replies · 296+ views
    vanity | The Watcher
    I was a Fredhead way back when.. before Fred was on the trail. Before anyone else was pushing him. Today, I still like Fred. But I am disappointed beyond words in his refusal to lead. This PAC is too "politics as usual". Yeah, Fred's on my side, but this is "normal behavior". We are in an extraordinary time. Leadership is proactive. It is relentless. It stakes out a path and dares others to follow it. And right now, America is drowning in foolishness and irresponsibility by our elected officials. There's lots of voices not being heard. But nobody is exerting...
  • Iraqi Army Surging Ethics Training

    09/18/2008 4:18:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq Public Affairs Office
    BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Army wants every Iraqi Soldier to receive ethics training just like he receives marksmanship or drill and ceremony training. Since 2003, the primary focus for the Iraqi Army has been building the force. Getting Soldiers trained to fight took precedence over many other military functions. Iraqis came from all locations and all walks of life to join the fight to secure their country from terrorists. Every one of those Soldiers brought a unique set of values with him: personal values, family values, community values and religious values. Creating a culture of ethical behavior means that each...
  • Barnicle: Courageous Ted Reaches Out To Those Who Have Suffered 'Accident of Fate'

    08/26/2008 4:27:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 184+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If the aphorism de mortuis nil nisi bonum instructs us to speak only good of those who have passed away, perhaps there is a corrollary applicable to those facing a dread disease. While I am thus somewhat reluctant to do so, I cannot let pass without comment Mike Barnicle's words about Ted Kennedy on today's Morning Joe. MIKE BARNICLE: Last night when he came out, it was clearly a bittersweet experience. There was a tinge of sadness to it, to be frank about it. He's an enormously courageous man . . . You know, I've encountered very few people of...
  • Brave journalism reveals Northern Ireland's underbelly

    10/05/2005 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 10 replies · 639+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 21 Aug 2005 | BRIAN WILSON
    WE take for granted in this country - not unreasonably - the right to walk into a shop and buy whatever newspaper we choose. I have the privilege of writing this column. You have the privilege of taking it or leaving it. Straightforward? Well, as in so many things, that depends on how you define "this country". If the territory includes Northern Ireland, the same rules do not apply for reasons which lead to wider scepticism about the basis on which "peace" and "normality" are now established. If the routine of recent Sundays is maintained, hooded men will walk into...
  • Reagan's courageous act in '87 is worth noting by today's GOP

    06/15/2008 7:30:54 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 361+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 15 June 2008 | Star Parker
    Reagan's courageous act in '87 is worth noting by today's GOP For conservatives and Republicans who are wondering what in the world happened to their party, we should recall June 12, 1987. On that day 21 years ago, President Ronald Reagan stood before the wall dividing East and West Berlin and directed his famous appeal to the leader of the then Soviet Union: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Two and half years later, the wall was down and a new chapter had begun. It's always worth recalling Reagan's courageous act and words of that time. But we particularly should...
  • Nicodemus Christians

    05/27/2008 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 7 replies · 77+ views
    Daily Herescope ^ | May 24, 2008 | Anton Bosch
    "He Who Came to Jesus By Night" By Anton Bosch We all know the story about Nicodemus who visited Jesus under the cover of darkness in John 3 and to whom Jesus spoke about being born again and to whom Jesus uttered the famous John 3:16. It is interesting to note that Nicodemus is mentioned three times in John’s Gospel. In addition to the well-known passage in John 3, he is also mentioned in chapters 7 and 19. He is the only man by that name in the Bible and there can be little confusion about who he was. His...
  • Bush Honors 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers’ Courage, Sacrifice

    05/22/2008 6:39:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 314+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2008 – President Bush today honored the courage, sacrifice and service of several 82nd Airborne Division soldiers who served with distinction in Afghanistan and Iraq. During a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Bush made posthumous awards of the Distinguished Service Cross to Sgt. Charles Wyckoff’s wife, Erika, and the Silver Star medal to Barbara Walsh, mother of Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban. The Distinguished Service Cross is the highest military award after the Medal of Honor. The Silver Star is the third highest military award. “America is fortunate to have courageous men and women who volunteer...

    04/06/2008 12:36:51 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 3 replies · 107+ views
    Dave Grossman
    By LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D.,author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 One Vietnam veteran, an...
  • War hero awarded Silver Star after his death

    03/15/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 657+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2008 | John Koopman
    The worst moment in Gary Stokes' life was not the day a couple of Marines in dress uniform showed up at his door to tell him his son had been killed in Iraq. That was bad, no doubt. He had spent two years wondering whether he would receive those unwelcome visitors. The worst moment came later, after the tears and the grief. The worst moment came slowly. It was the horrible realization that Sean was gone forever. He would never see his son again. Never again go fishing or camping, or watch him get married and have children of his...
  • Bush Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Interrogations

    03/08/2008 12:20:27 PM PST · by yoe · 9 replies · 487+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    President Bush on Saturday further cemented his legacy of fighting for strong executive powers, using his veto to shut down a congressional effort to limit the Central Intelligence Agency’s latitude to subject terrorism suspects to harsh interrogation techniques that are prohibited by the military and law enforcement agencies. Mr. Bush vetoed a bill that would have explicitly prohibited the agency from using such interrogation methods, which include waterboarding, a technique in which restrained prisoners are threatened with drowning and that has been the subject of intense criticism at home and abroad. Mr. Bush’s veto deepens his battle with increasingly assertive...
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • The Reward For Courage: Homelessness

    02/20/2008 3:38:39 PM PST · by jdm · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Last week, this blog stood in solidarity with Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and the rest of the newspapers in Denmark who reprinted his cartoon after police uncovered a conspiracy by radical Islamists to murder him. Now Westergaard has gained a reward for his courage in confronting radical Islam and demanding freedom of speech -- homelessness. Der Spiegel tells the story: Draw a picture offensive to Muslim extremists, and you might find yourself without a roof. Ask Kurt Westergaard, one of the twelve Danish cartoonists whose autumn 2005 Muhammad caricatures lead to violent protests throughout the Muslim world. He was booted...
  • Citizens’ Courage Turns the Tide for Iraq

    01/23/2008 9:36:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2008 – Even as al Qaeda in Iraq ramps up its torture of civilians and begins to employ women and children in suicide-bombing missions, Iraqi citizens are coming forward by the thousands to volunteer to help protect their communities, officials in the region said today. This trend has made it more difficult for extremists to reorganize and has restricted their movement, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman Army Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner said today in a briefing in Iraq. “They are changing the atmosphere. It’s that courage of the Iraqi people that is changing the dynamic in such...
  • Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam

    12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 248 replies · 1,721+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 10,2007
    Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski
  • Breaking CBS news writers voted to strike

    11/19/2007 1:01:34 PM PST · by null and void · 100 replies · 187+ views
    Fox News | 11/19/07 | nully
    Does this mean they will be reduced to reporting the actual news?
  • Soldier re-enlists hours after IED injury [Greatest generation]

    11/19/2007 10:43:00 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 27 replies · 155+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | 11/19/2007 | PAO, Camp Victory
    Multi-National Corps – IraqPublic Affairs Office, Camp VictoryAPO AE 09342FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERELEASE No. 20071119-01November 19, 2007Soldier re-enlists hours after IED injury (Balad)4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division PAOMulti-National Division – North PAOFORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq – A U.S. Soldier re-enlisted in the Army just hours after being seriously wounded in an improvised explosive attack near Zaganiyah, Iraq, Nov. 13.Spc. Christopher Hoyt, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash., suffered severe lacerations to his legs and torso when an IED exploded near him while conducting...
  • Thompson — the first Zen master to run for president

    11/16/2007 5:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 189+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2007 | A. B. Stoddard
    It’s been a great week for Fred Thompson, with the National Right To Life Committee endorsement coming right as Rudy Giuliani’s honeymoon is cut short by his old friend’s sleazy indictment. But when it comes to the Hollywood actor-turned-late-campaign-bloomer, still second in some national polls, you have to ask just what exactly does good news mean to Big Fred? The heavyweight pro-life seal of approval, which is not only the biggest moment yet for the Thompson campaign but is one of the most critical endorsements of the entire GOP primary process, was released with impeccable timing for Thompson, directly after...
  • Thompson says he's 'champion of ideals'

    11/11/2007 10:07:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 245+ views
    The Altoona Herald ^ | November 11, 2007 | Mason Kerns
    Burlington, Ia. — Republican Fred Thompson told potential supporters on Sunday that he’s running for president as a champion of ideals held by all Americans: a strong national defense, adherence to the rule of law and a market economy. “And immigration laws that actually work,” Thompson said at the outset. “That’s not just a Republican idea, I don’t think.” Speaking at Big Muddy’s restaurant in Burlington, the former Tennessee senator said he would be able to secure the votes of independents in a general election. Thompson criticized what he called Democrats’ insistence on infusing government into everything. “Would you trust...
  • They Said It: Thompson Social Security Plan Applauded as 'Courageous,' 'Honest,' and 'Substantive'

    11/11/2007 8:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 121+ views
    Earned Media ^ | November 11, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    Courage & Honesty Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson's plan to save Social Security and protect seniors, which he introduced Friday afternoon in a Washington, D.C., hotel, differs starkly from standard election year pablum on the subject in one key way: He's actually treating voters like adults. (ABC, 11/9) seeking to show he is willing to take on tough issues if elected in November 2008, telling a news conference in Washington he was the only candidate to offer an extensive Social Security plan. (Reuters, 11/10) "You certainly have to admire his courage for putting this out," said Alan Viard with...
  • Presidential Candidate Fred Thompson Pushes For Personal Accounts For Retirees

    11/11/2007 3:34:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 115+ views
    All Headline News ^ | November 9, 2007 | Danilo Gagelonia
    Washington (AHN) - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson proposed Friday to reduce promised retirement benefits and to create a system of voluntary personal retirement accounts that can also help to finance the Social Security program. Under the proposal, retirement benefits for workers who are now 58 and older will not be affected. Employees who are now younger will get smaller monthly Social Security pensions because their benefits will be calculated based on the yearly increase in prices. Meanwhile, the personal retirement accounts will be funded with workers' contributions to be matched by funds from the Social Security trust fund. Workers...
  • Thompson proposes 401(k)-style Social Security fix

    11/09/2007 1:52:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 266 replies · 281+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2007 | Steve Holland
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson waded into the politically potent issue of Social Security on Friday and proposed overhauling the retirement system by creating 401(k)-style personal accounts. Tampering with Social Security is fraught with political peril and President George W. Bush's attempts to change it during his second term fizzled as lawmakers balked at his drive to create private investment accounts subject to the whims of the stock market. Thompson, a former senator from Tennessee, is seeking to show he is willing to take on tough issues if elected in November 2008, telling a news conference in Washington he is...
  • Fred Thompson's new Social Security Plan

    11/09/2007 11:20:17 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 75 replies · 86+ views
    Fred Thompson News ^ | Brad Gatlin
    Here's the new plan Fred Thompson will announce later today: The Plan Since its inception, Social Security has done a good job of reducing poverty rates among the elderly, reducing them from 35% in 1959 to 9.4% in 2006. The current program, however, is fiscally unsustainable. Social Security actuaries warn that if nothing is done, the Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money around 2041. When that happens, retirees will face an immediate 23 percent cut in their benefits. Or, Congress could change the law and impose a 30% increase in taxes just to sustain the promised benefit...