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  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • Rutgers University offers course studying Beyonce

    01/31/2014 1:41:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/30/14
    Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, tells the university's online news site that he is using Beyonce's career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.
  • 'The Pornography of Meat': School offers course exploring connection between misogyny and meat

    10/24/2013 3:50:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/23/13 | Katherine Timpf
    A California college has invited a speaker to teach students that eating meat is misogynistic, and that our society degrades fish because "we don't view them as individuals." The lecture, titled "The Sexual Politics of Meat," will take place at the University of Redlands on Monday, and is to explore the "relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense, and literary theory," according to the official website of the speaker, Carol J. Adams. The lecture will be based on a book she wrote by the same name, which explores "the hidden connections...
  • Obama's Golf Course Has Been Spared from the Shutdown

    10/06/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    One of Obama's preferred golf courses, the course on Andrews Airforce Base remains open during the government shutdown. The grocery stores on the base, where troops get discounted groceries for their families are, however, closed. They will shop "at local stores that cost about 30 percent more, Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, the service’s deputy chief of staff for logistics, said yesterday at a House hearing."
  • Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP

    03/31/2013 9:10:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KDVR ^ | 3/31/13
    (CNN) — Nearly a month after forced spending cuts prompted some Republicans to call on President Barack Obama to cease his weekend golf outings, the commander-in-chief returned to the links for a springtime round Saturday. **SNIP** “The president will use up more Secret Service time guarding him while he golfs than it would take to keep the White House tours open all year,” Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, said earlier this month on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, submitted legislation which would make it illegal for Obama to use federal funds for commuting...
  • Harvard students withdraw after cheating in 'Intro to Congress' course

    02/03/2013 6:51:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Peter Schroeder
    Over half of Harvard University students caught in a wide-ranging cheating scandal in an "Intro to Congress" course have reportedly had to withdraw from the Ivy League school. According to The Boston Globe, the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences told the Harvard community in an email that more than half of the students brought before the school's Administration Board in the fall were required to withdraw for some period of time. Of the students not required to withdraw, roughly half were placed on disciplinary probation, while the rest received no punishment and had their cases dismissed. While...
  • Catholic university includes ‘homosexuality’ in course on ‘deviant behavior’

    09/04/2012 1:23:13 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 35 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | Sep 4 2012 | Staff
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A group of gay university alumni and allies is challenging the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, over its inclusion of homosexuality in its course on “deviant behavior.” The group, Gay Alumni and Allies of Catholic Universities, said that Franciscan University, a conservative Catholic institution on the Ohio-West Virginia border, is “contributing” to a “culture of hate and ignorance” by teaching “ideological falsehoods in the classroom rather than solid, proven research and evidence.” But according to the University, the principles of academic freedom apply to the course and that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” At issue is this...
  • Change Course

    08/23/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT · by elijah1757 · 2 replies
    elijah1757.wordpress.com ^ | 8/22/2012 | elijah1757
    A mighty sea, on right and left, or starboard-port you see The waves not high, the wind just swift, seems satisfactory. But straight ahead, the sky is dark, and from the sky are bolts The clouds are turning darker still, the horizon terror coats. The barque is tossed, the wind is sharp, the sea turns to a stew. The hands take hold, the feet are braced, by passengers and crew. Why fret this course, we’ve chosen here, we sail complacently, Why question now, our past provides, we’ll arrive assuredly. Ah yes! for sure, a sigh is let, from all...
  • Freeper request...

    05/06/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 05/06/2012 | me
    Can anyone make a Julia type thing with obama on the golf course..Hole 1..osama dead...hole 2 GM alive..first two holes were great for the highlight real...but lets see if he finished under par...then we can list his failures and give him a golf score..What ya think?
  • Professor Michael Eric Dyson Calls Jay-Z 'An Icon Of American Excellence'

    12/07/2011 7:33:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Vibe ^ | 12/07/11
    Professor Michael Eric Dyson Calls Jay-Z 'An Icon Of American Excellence'By: Vibe - Posted 12-7-2011 9:09 am Professor Eric Michael Dyson may be academia's biggest Jay-Z fan. His course at Georgetown University, “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z," has been both looked down upon and praised by his peers. He recently spoke to the Sun Times in Chicago on what Jay-Z represents to American culture. “It just happens to have an interesting object of engagement in Jay-Z — and what better way to meet people where they are?” Dyson said. “It’s like Jesus talking to the woman at the well. You...
  • Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Obama Makes It Back To The Golf Course After Seven-Week Lull…

    08/13/2011 10:34:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Obama hit the links today for the 76th time. (WHD) — President Obama went golfing today, heading out for the 18th time this year and for the 76th time in his presidency, but for only the first time in seven weeks, having somehow not gotten a round in FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY.
  • Crash Course: Florida's EconomySinks as Space Shuttles Make Final Flights

    11/01/2010 5:15:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/1/10 | Ned Potter
    Traffic on route A1A is sluggish today, just like the economy here on Florida's Atlantic coast, south of Cape Canaveral. The state's unemployment rate is reported to be 12 percent, but people around here say they cannot believe it is that low. People are hurting here, just as they are around the country, but in the seaside towns around the Kennedy Space Center, they have extra reason. NASA is winding down the space shuttle program, which has employed thousands of people around here for 30 years -- and the Obama administration has canceled the program that would have come after...
  • Seton Hall University Puts Homosexual "Marriage" Course First, Archbishop Last

    09/13/2010 2:54:35 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 09-13-10 | TFP Student Action
    Like putting a fox in charge of a chicken coop, Seton Hall University is allowing a pro-homosexual professor to give a course on “The Politics of Gay Marriage.” When plans for the anti-Catholic course were first announced at the diocesan university, the Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, responded. “This proposed course seeks to promote as legitimate a train of thought that is contrary to what the Church teaches. As a result, the course is not in synch with Catholic teaching,” he stated. However, despite the archbishop’s misgivings the course was not stopped. According to the New Jersey...
  • Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend

    06/19/2010 1:16:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 688+ views
    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend By Bridget Johnson - 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and photographer David Katz. Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing...
  • Obama Hits Golf Course With Biden...(2nd Round in Week While Gulf Oil Still Spews)

    06/19/2010 1:22:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 138 replies · 2,686+ views
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, June 19, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and photographer David Katz. Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Afghan Doctors Graduate from Trauma Course

    02/14/2010 1:09:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 123+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Public Affairs Office
    Regional Command-EastLocal Afghan doctors who participated in a two week training program that focused on the treatment of trauma patients were recognized during a ceremony held at the SSG Heath N. Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 13. The doctors participating in the Afghan Trauma Mentor Program worked with coalition forces medical personnel learning how to deal with trauma patients. “The Afghan’s don’t have medical courses here that are geared towards trauma,” said U.S. Army Capt. Mark Ebeling, a U.S. Army nurse and the director of the Afghan Trauma Mentor Program, Task Force Med-East. “We have that...
  • Airman instructs Kabul's first POL course

    08/14/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Valerie Hosea, USAF
    8/14/2009 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Thirty-three days of technical instruction in petroleum, oil and lubricants doesn't seem like a daunting task. Throw in a language barrier, limited training aids and an incomplete curriculum and anyone might start to question whether or not it will get finished. However, despite the obstacles, Kabul, Afghanistan's first Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants class graduated Aug. 6. The course's instructor, Master Sgt. Tracey Wolfe, a fuels complex instructor assigned to the 364th Training Squadron here, taught his seven Afghan students various subjects including information safety, vehicle inspection, facility inspection, forms and fueling...
  • Air Force Course Inspires Iraqi Officers

    08/04/2009 6:27:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 267+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Robert Burnham, USAF
    Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Coggin (left) explains the concepts of the Defense Decision Support Course to Iraqi officers with the help of Mathus Remaden, a linguistic and cultural adviser, at Iraqi Ground Forces Command, Baghdad, July 19. Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Daigle, 114th Public Affairs Detachment. BAGHDAD — A course was held at the Iraqi Ground Forces Command Headquarters here, July 18 – 21, for staff officers to focus on pre-decision making and critical thinking. "Effective decision making is critical to Iraq's future," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Coggin, currently deployed as the MNC-I deputy comptroller.The...
  • Face of Defense: Drill Sergeant Excels in Senior Leader Course

    05/04/2009 4:45:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Maureen Rose
    FORT KNOX, Ky., May 4, 2009 – A drill sergeant with two Iraq tours under his belt continued to show his mettle in the Senior Leaders Course at Fort Gordon, Ga. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Gomez shows soldiers in training at Fort Knox, Ky., how to improve their holds during a combatives exercise. U.S. Army photo by Maureen Rose   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Staff Sgt. Mark Gomez finished as the honor graduate by maintaining a grade-point average of 97 percent, in addition to passing his physical training and field training exercise with flying colors. On top...
  • Hundreds Graduate Iraqi Warfighter Course

    03/16/2009 4:50:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 238+ views
    KIRKUK — More than 600 Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers completed an intense, month-long Warfighter Training Course at the K1 Regional Training Center here, March 12. According to IA Staff Lt. Gen. Husayn Jasim Dohi, deputy chief of staff for training, the Soldiers were instructed on small and intermediate weapons, IED awareness and prevention, and checkpoint procedures. The battalion also practiced patrolling in a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain), that simulated a village with homes and a hospital. Ethics were also covered during the training. “Good training without values is not good. You become an Army of criminals and the...
  • Combat Life Saver Course Culminates with Mass Casualty Exercise

    03/02/2009 3:07:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 161+ views
    FOB WARRIOR — The sound of sirens and revving engines pierce the ears as Iraqis with simulated injuries are carried out of a large, inconspicuous-looking dining facility. Several Iraqi Firemen, Police (IP) and Army (IA) emergency services personnel swarm with stretchers holding the “wounded” during a mass casualty training exercise held on Kirkuk Military Base, also known as K-1, Feb. 24. The exercise was the culminating training event after a 17-day Combat Life Saver (CLS) course that took place on K-1. It was designed by both Iraqi and U.S. medical staff and was intended to replicate several mortar and bomb...
  • CA: Spending limits would put government on a conservative course

    01/27/2009 11:55:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 691+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/27/09 | Steve Harmon
    SACRAMENTO — Liberal activists are worried that Democratic legislators are considering a deal to institute permanent curbs on government spending in order to win Republican support for tax increases as the Legislature seeks solutions to a $42 billion deficit facing the state over the next 18 months. They are imploring Democrats to rethink any deal that they say will effectively cripple government, leaving future generations unable to respond to the more complex needs of a growing state with Draconian cuts required at every level of government. "I'm very concerned from the conversations I've had that Democrats may agree to something...
  • McKiernan Charts Course Forward in Afghanistan

    09/16/2008 4:19:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2008 – NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, U.S. troops and Afghan security forces are in a tough fight in Afghanistan, but Army Gen. David D. McKiernan is convinced the people of the country do not want extremists back in power. McKiernan, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan and nominee to be commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, said the people do not want the Taliban ruling. “They don’t want a radical form of government in power, but it’s still going to take a while to defeat this insurgency,” he said during an interview with reporters traveling...
  • Chabad Temple Course 'Scares' Muslim Groups

    07/29/2008 7:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 215+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7-29-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) A brief Chabad-sponsored course on the Temple, to be held in Israel this week and the next, has angered Islamic organizations, who call it a threat to the Al-Aksa Mosque compound. "We view this as a serious and drastic move toward the fruition of extremist organizations to establish a temple in place of al-Aksa Mosque," said Zahi Nujidat of the Islamic Movement. "This represents a real danger to al-Aksa." The Aksa Foundation issued a similar statement. The course, offered at roughly 200 locations throughout Israel, comes during the two weeks leading up to Tisha B'Av, the fast day that...
  • Fighting to Stay the Course[Chilson " we don't want to come home if there is a job left to do."]

    04/19/2008 4:37:11 AM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies · 92+ views
    The KTTC TV ^ | April 18, 2008 | Chris Woodard
    For thousands of troops who have seen the war in Iraq first hand, the mission is a personal one even after they take off the uniform. Concerns about where that war may be heading is putting some local veterans face to face with lawmakers, fighting a different side of Operation Iraqi freedom. For retired Navy Veteran Chris Chilson, time with family is a luxury he's still getting used to. Afternoons spent together were few and far between during his 20 years on board aircraft carriers, some of them spent in the searing heat of the Iraqi desert. Chilson says, "It...
  • Combat Lifesaver Course Trains Soldiers to Save Lives on Battlefield

    09/06/2007 4:39:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 275+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind., Sept. 6, 2007 – When soldiers are wounded in combat, the most immediate medical care available generally is given by other soldiers on the battlefield, most of whom are not combat medics. Army Sgt. Clint Higgins, a Combat Lifesaver instructor with 205th Infantry Brigade, helps students taking the Combat Lifesaver Course practice lifesaving skills Aug. 23 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. During the final exercise, students are required to practice many of their newly learned skills including inserting IVs, applying tourniquets and pressure dressings, treating mental trauma, and moving wounded soldiers to a safe area. U.S. Army...
  • Iraqi soldiers graduate personnel course

    08/09/2006 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 141+ views
    An Iraqi soldiers shakes hands with a fellow soldier during the graduation ceremony. Seventy soldiers from the 8th Iraqi Army Division graduated Friday from a course on maintaining accurate and reliable personnel and security records. The soldiers who graduated from the two-week Unit Transition Point course were all assigned to the either brigade or battalion personnel departments. The training was conducted by instructors from Iraqi Ground Forces Command in Baghdad and monitored and supervised by Multi-National Division Central-South military transition team officers. The first week of the course was devoted to training on high-technology devices for fingerprinting as well...
  • Where Can Women Find Real Men? In A Book, Of Course. . .

    06/15/2006 5:16:15 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 588+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2006 | Boris Johnson
    Where can women find real men? In a book, of course… By Boris Johnson (Filed: 15/06/2006) Look at her in the Tube opposite. No, you fool. Look at what she's reading. You've made it through to the middle of the Telegraph and, if you are anything like me, you have scaled your personal intellectual Everest for the day. But look at the girl over there, and that damn thick square book on her lap. She must be on page 181, and when she turns the page she's going to be on 183, then 185, 187. It's unbelievable. Where does she...
  • The Alligator Is Not a Man-Eater Unless,of Course,It's Feeling Hungry

    05/22/2006 2:13:10 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,302+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5 18 06 | Ken Ringle
    Nature, it should be pointed out, always bats last. This is true even in Florida, where, as novelist Carl Hiaasen makes clear, life is more than a little surreal, and where three people were recently attacked and killed by alligators in less than a week. Previously, 17 people had died from alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. There is no record in the United States of three fatal alligator attacks in one year, much less in one week in one state. So something clearly is going on in Florida. Yesterday, as if to emphasize Hiaasen's point, an alligator walked through...
  • Iraqi soldiers graduate medical course, return to units in Al Anbar Province

    05/19/2006 5:47:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 355+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 19, 2006) -- Since Cpl. Haider Mohammed Jender joined the Iraqi Army a year ago, he has learned how to combat insurgents and provide security to his people. Now, the 34-year-old Iraqi soldier has completed what he says is the most important training he’ll ever receive – how to save lives. Jender was one of 20 Iraqi soldiers who recently graduated from an Iraqi Army’s Basic Medical Course here – the first in western Al Anbar Province – five weeks of lectures, written examinations and practical application on what U.S. medical personnel deem as crucial life-saving...
  • Bush: Diplomacy Best Immediate Course Regarding Iran

    05/09/2006 4:26:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 317+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – Diplomacy is the best way to confront Iran's nuclear program, but President Bush said today in Sun City Center, Fla., he won't rule out other options if that falls through. "We will continue to work through diplomatic channels to make it clear that we mean what we say," Bush said in response to a question posed during his visit to the sprawling retirement community to discuss the Medicare prescription drug benefit. "And obviously, part of making the diplomacy work is what will be the consequences if the Iranians decide not to listen to the rational...
  • Civilian Leaders Tackle Counter-IED Course in Kuwait

    04/26/2006 11:42:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SWORD, Kuwait, April 26, 2006 – Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference got a taste of what U.S. forces running convoys through Iraq experience every day as they took positions on Humvees and navigated the hazards of a counter-improvised explosive device training course here. The participants, civilian business, civic and academic leaders from around the United States, donned flak vests and Kevlar helmets before maneuvering with Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit through the notional Al Bassayab province of Iraq. Their 13-vehicle convoy's mission was to deliver materials from Forward Operating Base Dagger to Forward...
  • California Budget Out Of Control - California on a union-led course to bankruptcy…

    04/24/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 669+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 4/24/06 | Ray Haynes
    I have refrained from commenting on California’s budget because it is still uncertain exactly what is going to happen in this year’s budget debate. This, however, is what we know up to this point in time. Last year, the Legislature approved, and the Governor signed, a budget that increased state spending by $11 billion. The government employee unions complained that it wasn’t enough. This year, the Governor proposed a budget that increased spending by an additional $7 billion. The government employee unions are complaining that it is not enough. The Governor’s budget spends $6 billion more than projected revenue. The...
  • Iraqi soldiers graduate Humvee course, receive two dozen of the vehicles

    03/22/2006 10:21:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (March 21, 2006) -- Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division received 24 High Mobility, Multi-wheeled Vehicles (Humvees) March 20, 2006, after graduating from a three-week Humvee licensing and preventive maintenance course. More than 20 enlisted soldiers were recognized in a formal graduation ceremony, where they received certificates of completion from the commanding general of the 2nd Brigade and the commanding officer of Regimental Combat Team 7, Col. W. Blake Crowe. The ceremony marked another milestone in the 2nd Brigade’s progress toward eventually relieving Coalition Forces in western Al Anbar Province of all...
  • First Air Force dive course graduates 17 Airmen

    03/16/2006 4:47:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Chrissy Cuttita
    3/16/2006 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- This was the final test. An underwater compass and a buddy harnessed three feet from their bodies provide direction. A 25-pound breathing device strapped to their chests provides vital oxygen while underwater without making surface bubbles. A 50-pound rucksack and weapon weighted on their backs are the tools they’ll need to infiltrate the beach when they get there. These teams of two kick underwater in murky water more than 2,000 yards to reach the shore. They have to hit a precise, targeted objective there without being spotted by anyone on boat...
  • Three U.S. Ships Complete Neptune Warrior Coalition Course (Greyhounds of the Navy)

    03/15/2006 4:35:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Lt. Bill Urban
    FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 departed Faslane, Scotland, March 11, having completed Neptune Warrior, a coalition course off the coast of Scotland with ships from the United Kingdom and Germany and aircraft from France. Capt. Carl W. Cramb, commander, DESRON 24, led the three ships, USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Barry (DDG 52), and USS Elrod (FFG 55), during their transit to Scotland and then commanded one of the international Task Groups during Neptune Warrior. Joint Maritime Operational Training Staff (JMOTS) Northwood in the United Kingdom led the Neptune Warrior course. The...
  • New Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course Established

    03/07/2006 3:17:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 577+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist Michael Foutch, Master Chief Petty Officer
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A cooperative effort between the Naval Education and Training Center and Naval Services FamilyLine has created a new leadership course designed to offer the spouses of command senior enlisted leaders the tools to navigate the opportunities and meet the special challenges of their position. The Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course will help prepare senior enlisted spouses for the unique leadership and relationship issues involved in representing the command, said Ombudsman-at-Large Doreen Scott, and will provide the ability to inspire and motivate others as an integral member of the Command Support Team. The first course is scheduled...
  • Lifesaver Course Designed for Combat in Iraq

    03/06/2006 3:35:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Jason Dangel
    Johnson Pulling Guard.jpg Pfc. Charles Johnson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, guards a downed buddy during the scenario portion of the Cobra Responder Course at Forward Operating Base Prosperity. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jason W. Dangel Lifesaver Course Designed for Combat in Iraq 'Cobra Responder' is specifically designed to teach soldiers basic trauma care on the battlefield. U.S. Army Pfc. Jason Dangel4th Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, March 6, 2006 — Emergency medical treatment is imperative when time and distance limit quick casualty evacuation. The “golden hour,” the first 60 minutes following a...
  • Iraqi officer beginning course on fort Monday (Ft. Huachuca, AZ)

    03/03/2006 4:59:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 214+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The first Iraqi officer to attend training on this post starts classes Monday. The officer has been on the post this week preparing for the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, said Lt. Col. Brian Clark. The Iraqi will be one of 14 foreign officers in the class, and he is the first of six Iraqis scheduled to go through training on Fort Huachuca this year, said Clark, commander of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion. The battalion provides training for hundreds of U.S. Army officers, as well as more than 200 foreign officers a year. The name and...
  • ISOF Convoy Security Course trains soldiers how to survive

    03/02/2006 4:29:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    USASOC ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (USASOC News Service, Feb. 28, 2006) – It is a battle Iraqis deal with everyday. The uncertainty of surviving in the neighborhoods they grew up in is unsettling. Iraqis want the certainty of knowing that their families are safe. The Soldiers of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade believe they have the capabilities to defeat the terrorists who are attempting to destabilize Iraq, said an Iraqi ISOF instructor. The ISOF Brigade Soldiers continue to specialize and hone the combat skills that make the brigade a driving force in Iraq’s campaign for freedom. The Iraqis continued their progress...
  • Three U.S. Ships Arrive in Scotland for Neptune Warrior Coalition Course

    02/23/2006 4:16:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 345+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Lt. Bill Urban
    FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Three U.S. ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 24 arrived in Faslane, Scotland, to participate in a coalition course with ships from the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, Feb. 23. Capt. Carl W. Cramb, commander, DESRON 24, embarked on USS Ross (DDG 71), will lead one side’s maritime component during the course, including ships from Germany, the United Kingdom and USS Elrod (FFG 55). The second maritime component will be led by the commanding officer of HMS Edinburgh (D97), a destroyer from the United Kingdom, and will also include USS Barry (DDG 52). “The staff...
  • CA: Lawmakers chart own course on construction(Assy. Republicans propose pay-as-you-go,not borrow)

    02/06/2006 9:15:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 308+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/6/06 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to building new roads, schools, sewers and dams, Republicans in the state Assembly are marching to a different drummer than Democratic lawmakers and even GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Led by Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, Assembly Republicans have called for setting aside a small percentage of the state budget each year for a pay-as-you-go construction program. By contrast, Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislative leaders are proposing a series of bond issues to borrow the billions needed for a massive public works program. The highlight of Schwarzenegger's state of the state speech last month was a call for...
  • Gang Killings Put LA On Course As Murder Capital

    01/25/2006 6:26:41 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 878+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-26-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Gang killings put LA on course as murder capital By Catherine Elsworth in Compton (Filed: 26/01/2006) Killings in Compton, the hub of gangland activity in Los Angeles, have risen to the highest levels in 10 years. Homicides increased by 72 per cent last year, putting the district on course to become the murder capital of the US. Nearly 70 people were killed in Compton city itself while at least 10 more were murdered near the area's boundaries. The once-affluent city is known for brutality and guns and during a guns-for-gifts amnesty over Christmas, 610 firearms were handed in, including AK-47s...
  • FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

    01/20/2006 9:33:47 AM PST · by Kimmers · 40 replies · 1,184+ views
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    FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE a. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. b. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone. c. Colt: The original point and click interface. d. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control. e. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords? f. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words. g. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. h. If you don't know your rights you don't have any. i. Those who trade liberty for security have neither. j. The United...
  • Of Course The Chinese Didn't Discover America. But Then Nor Did Columbus

    01/20/2006 8:18:53 AM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,521+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Simon Jenkins
    Of course the Chinese didn't discover America. But then nor did Columbus A map supporting claims that the admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is plainly a hoax Simon Jenkins Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (UK) We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe? Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed his great fleet of junks round the world a century...
  • Latest Free Bumper Sticker Images

    12/17/2005 7:44:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 22 replies · 1,405+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/17/5 | RedFox
    No more Patriot Act means Operation Able Danger and 9/11 all over again. Don't let the sun set on the Patriot Act. Call your state senator at 202-225-3121. Freed Iraq. No thanks to Democrat oposition. Cowards cut and run. Marines never do. Stay the course. Peace with God. I believe in a time when Americans had guts. Maximum Effort. Abandon Iraq? NO! Thank you, FreeRepublic, for allowing me to post my work!
  • AIEDD Course Improves Explosives Disposal Training

    12/07/2005 4:44:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW/AW) John Osborne
    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal has intensified the training for experienced explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with the addition of the Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD) Training Facility. The new $7 million facility concluded its pilot course Nov. 23, and the first full class will begin Jan. 6. The facility is a joint course run by the Navy on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. It is designed to train and evaluate the ability of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team leaders, personnel of other key federal agencies and...
  • Soldiers run 6-day course for Iraqi troops

    11/28/2005 3:33:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Spc. Barbara Ospina
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 28, 2005) -- Soldiers of the mortar platoon for 1/327th Infantry Regiment are training Iraqi Army troops of the Hawijah area to help advance their skills in close combat and joint operations with U.S. forces. Training begins every Saturday at Forward Operating Base McHenry for a platoon of about 40 Iraqi soldiers, and those who meet training standards graduate the following Thursday, according to 2nd Lt. Jason Lathey, the mortar platoon leader for Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 327th Inf. Rgt. The training begins at the individual level with each IA soldier learning to...
  • Cheney: U.S., Coalition Must Stay Course in Iraq

    11/21/2005 4:32:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 329+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2005 – To those who advocate a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney posed two questions today. Would the United States and other free nations be better or worse off with terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi running Iraq? And would the United States be more or less safe with Iraq ruled by extremists intent on its destruction? Cheney, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute here, warned against what he called "self-defeating pessimism" that overlooks solid progress being made in Iraq while advocating a prompt withdrawal of...