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  • Psaki: ‘We Have Determined That We Do Not Need to Make a Determination’ on Egypt

    08/06/2013 5:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/13 | Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Matt Lee of the Associated Press Tuesday that the U.S. had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” over whether or not the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt was a coup. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it a coup Tuesday, but the Obama administration has deliberately avoided using the word:
  • Richie Parker designs NASCAR components with his feet.

    With all the acrimony about race flooding the news & internet, this should provide a much needed change in perspective.
  • Refuse to give in - “She is just Jesse”

    01/18/2011 3:02:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2011 | JENNY DIAL
    Jesse was adopted by Ron and Anne Landry when she was just 2 days old. [snip] “I started playing basketball when I was about 3,” she said. “I started to really like it a few years later, and my brothers would work with me. They didn’t go easy on me. They knew I had to work harder than everyone else.” [snip] “She was always so determined,” Anne said. “You couldn’t tell her that she couldn’t do anything.” Nimitz coach Debbie Jackson caught her first glimpse of Jesse when she was playing for the Teague Middle School eighth-grade team. One of...
  • Face of Defense: Fall Taught Major to Get Back Up

    08/11/2010 4:19:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Samuel King Jr.
    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Aug. 11, 2010 – Waking up alone and bleeding on sun-baked granite after falling 50 feet face-first from the top of a mountain is where Air Force Academy Cadet David Garay found himself June 2, 1997, only one day after his 19th birthday. Garay, now a major, lived through the fall and recovered, but the incident changed the course of his life forever. "I rarely think about it at all now," said Garay, executive officer for the Air Armament Center commander here. "But for the first five years, I thought about it all the time...
  • Condemnation and Reviling

    03/20/2010 12:37:58 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies · 269+ views
    "Postcards from Israel - Postcards from America" ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ari Bussel and Norma Zager
    Keep the Course by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager “And I have given Jacob to condemnation, and Israel to reviling.” Isaiah 43:28 President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu are expected to meet in Washington, DC, next week. By then, the President’s effort to completely overhaul the healthcare system in the United States in one fell swoop would either have passed another hurdle, and bring us closer to the brink of economic destruction, or serve as a reminder that humility is a necessary ingredient in governance. The President, in a public debate, reminded Senator McCain that the election period is over....
  • Soldier lost half his skull but not his determination (*S-N-I-F-!*)

    06/14/2009 6:39:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,981+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Even when half your skull is missing, life goes on. For ex-soldier Erik Castillo, gravely wounded by mortar fire in Iraq in 2004, life is going better than expected. Five years have passed since he woke up drooling and paralyzed in an Army hospital with a coconut-sized hole in his cranium — an injury from which doctors said he would never fully recover. The road back to some sort of normalcy has been rife with pain and indignity. He's been stared at by strangers, coped with countless surgeries and infections, and battled rage, self-pity and depression. Through it all, he...
  • Man loses 140 pounds to join Marines

    11/18/2008 4:36:44 PM PST · by Moose4 · 35 replies · 1,480+ views
    AP via ^ | 18 November 2008 | Unattributed
    LEWISTON, Maine — Army and Navy recruiters took one look at 330-pound Ulysses Milana and told him to forget about joining. "You've got to lose weight," Milana remembers them saying. But Marine recruiters were willing to work with him as he began his weight-loss journey in December 2007. Now, 11 months later, Milana is 140 pounds lighter as he leaves Monday for Parris Island, S.C., to begin boot camp.
  • Determination drives Devil Dog through difficult time

    01/28/2008 4:35:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 85+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. Casey Jones, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2008) -- Sgt. Jeremy F. Boutwell, a 23-year-old Marine, knows a thing or two about “honor, courage and commitment.” Boutwell, an intelligence specialist with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, is planning for an upcoming deployment to Iraq after sustaining severe injuries during an attack in Al Anbar Province, March 14, 2004. Boutwell was an MK-19 machine gunner with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force (forward), when the attack occurred during a motorized routine...
  • Who Are We To Say Who Is Overpaid?

    12/29/2006 12:13:05 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 29 December 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    Perhaps it is one of the fruits of the “self-esteem” emphasis in our schools that so many people feel confident to voice strong convictions about things they know little or nothing about — or, worse yet, are misinformed about. One of the hardest things for anyone to be informed about is the value of someone else’s productivity. Yet there are cries from all directions that some people are being paid “too much” and others “too little.” Judging Worth Who can possibly be better informed about the value of what someone else produces than those who use the goods or services...
  • Vietnam War hero shares gripping life story

    11/22/2006 4:40:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 760+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Bryan A. Peterson
    CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan (Nov. 22, 2006) -- Since 1st Lt. Patrick Cleburne "Clebe" McClary, III was told by doctors he would never walk again due to wounds he received during the Vietnam War, he has run marathons and set treadmill test scores that members of the Dallas Cowboys have been unable to beat. The highly decorated Vietnam veteran turned world-renowned motivational speaker visited Okinawa Nov. 1-7 to share his story with service members and, more importantly to him, thank them for keeping the United States a free nation during this time of war. During the visit, the Silver Star...
  • Young ROTC mom epitomizes determination

    10/29/2006 3:27:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 376+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Determination. If anything can be said about Melissa Anderson, it is that she has a specific goal in mind and the drive to achieve it — in a word the 24-year-old woman has determination. Just ask Army Lt. Col. Jim Gallagher, who found himself on the defensive when he questioned the mother of four and wife of a Fort Huachuca soldier if she knew the difficulties of not only being a university student, but one who was seeking to enter the military Reserve Officers Training Corps Program at the University of Arizona. Although Anderson has more than...
  • Local determination overpowers terror threat

    09/11/2006 6:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 273+ views
    FOB KALSU — “Iraqis helping Iraqis” was the theme in Baghdad's Rasheed district Aug. 25-28 as local residents helped patch together a road that had been blown apart by terrorists. In the past, numerous roadside bombs were detonated on the streets between Adwaniyah and Hawr Rajab, leaving huge craters and nearly impassable roads.Now, in a move as symbolic as it was utilitarian, local contractors disregarded terrorist threats and ventured out to repair thoroughfares throughout the area, opening the way for uninhibited travel by members of the community. “The workers did a great job and worked very hard for two days...
  • Marine Overcomes Adversity with Heart, Determination

    07/17/2006 7:14:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Scott M. Biscuiti
    U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew Pielmeier Marine Overcomes Adversity with Heart, Determination By Lance Cpl. Scott M. Biscuiti, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler OKINAWA, Japan, July 17, 2006 -- “My friends said I couldn't do it - that I was too short, and the Marine Corps would tear me apart,” said Pfc. Matthew Pielmeier. The 4-foot-9-inch native of Altoona, Pa., might appear diminutive in stature, but his spirit and resilience abound. “I was in seventh grade when I found out that I had a growth hormone deficiency, and I would be short for the rest of my life,” said...
  • City Leaders Voice Hope, Determination, Unity

    04/17/2006 4:52:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 121+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Rodney Foliente
    Local religious, political and military leaders united against terrorism and instability in their district at the Civic Unity Conference held in the Huteen Establishment of Iskandariyah, April 8, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rodney Foliente City Leaders Voice Hope, Determination, Unity More than 150 religious, political and military leaders, took turns voicing their hopes and their concerns for Iraq. By U.S. Army Spc. Rodney Foliente 4th Infantry Division ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, April 17, 2006 — In a room crowded with more than 150 religious, political and military leaders, speakers took turns April 8 voicing their hopes and their concerns...
  • Time for some National Pride

    02/24/2006 7:42:43 PM PST · by marblehead17 · 7 replies · 456+ views
    This a video I did a while back.
  • Forest Service plans land sale

    02/09/2006 12:35:03 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies · 2,213+ views
    summit daily news ^ | February 8, 2006 | BOB BERWYN
    With budgets getting tighter every year, the U.S. Forest Service plans to raise up to $800 million in much-needed cash by selling off 200,000 acres of land across the country... The proposed land sale would be authorized under a Congressional amendment to the 2,000 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. The law is intended to help rural communities that have seen National Forest logging-based revenue drop as timber cutting dwindled across the country. The list is based in part on land ownership adjustment analyses that designate lands suitable for disposal. Most of the lands to be sold are parcels...
  • After London We Need To Remember

    07/08/2005 8:43:31 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 14 replies · 411+ views
    This is a video I did a while ago. I'm using a free hosting site. For some reason some get a video that is not what I intended. Let me know if you have problems accessing the correct video. If you get the right one, I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.
  • After London We Need To Remember

    07/07/2005 9:33:43 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 15 replies · 486+ views
    My Memorial Day/911 Video ^ | 07-08-2005 | marblehead17
    This is a video I did a while ago. I'm using a free hosting site. For some reason some get a video that is not what I intended. Let me know if you have problems accessing the correct video. If you get the right one, I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.
  • The Will to Win is Crucial

    06/28/2005 9:11:16 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 237+ views
    Freedom Keys ^ | June, 2005 | John Dobbins
    December 7th, 1941, a date that will live in infamy. Why did it happen? What was Japan's logic behind the sneak attack? What was the logic behind the U.S.'s demands for unconditional surrender in 1945? Answering these questions isn't just a dry exercise in trivial history. They carry an important lesson that most people are unaware of. First of all the Japanese military was under no illusion that they could defeat the United States military. They knew that the United States had the resources to defeat them. So why on Earth would Japan attack someone whom they knew could kick...
  • N. Korea: Papers Show N. Korea Sought Nukes in 1960s(it's not Bush's fault)

    05/17/2005 9:20:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 391+ views
    AP ^ | 05/17/05 | WILLIAM C. MANN
    Papers Show N. Korea Sought Nukes in 1960s By WILLIAM C. MANN, Associated Press Writer Tue May 17, 3:19 AM ET WASHINGTON - North Korea began nagging its communist allies as early as the 1960s to obtain a nuclear reactor with the intent of launching a hidden weapons program, according to former Soviet bloc documents released Tuesday. Over the next two decades, responses generally were negative, sometimes to the point of hostility. Having largely failed during the Cold War, North Korea in the years since then as put together a nuclear program that the Bush administration considers the equal of...
  • Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran?

    02/12/2005 1:49:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 407+ views ^ | February 12, 2005 | Michael Rubin After a first term marked by schizophrenic Iran policy initiatives, the Bush White House will soon develop a coordinated policy to promote peaceful regime change in Iran. The Bush administration is heartened by the apparent success of the Iraqi election and believes that Iranians are ready to exert their democratic rights. Bush policy is motivated by the grave and growing threat from the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program, and the realization that neither Iran nor the European Union are sincere in preventing Iran's acquisition of nuclear weaponry. The Islamic Republic's potential threat to American security emanates from Tehran's determination...

    11/06/2004 12:25:33 PM PST · by forest · 62 replies · 5,256+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The first thing we have to realize is that media liberals tried to throw the election for the party of the ass again. Of course, this newsletter's readers were alerted[1] back in issue 321 (Another Election Reporting SNAFU Coming Up). In a nutshell, the failed Voter News Service was replaced by two groups headed by former CBS News reporters with their election results funneled to Associated Press to tabulate and disseminate to media outlets. So, we had the very-left (Bush Administration haters) AP essentially programming most news outlets on election results. AP will never be confused with fair and balanced...

    09/28/2004 8:04:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 817+ views
    Kerry's Unwavering Arrogance Written by Frank Salvato Monday, September 27, 2004 It isn’t hard to see, or hear. All one has to do is listen to John Kerry for a bit. His every word drips of it. It emanates from his every action. John Kerry is arrogant. This has never been more obvious than in his recent remarks about Iraq in the face of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s speech to a joint session of Congress. John Kerry essentially said that the prime minister didn’t know what he was talking about and that he, John Kerry, did. We’ve heard about...
  • Teen meets challenges to become Eagle Scout

    07/23/2004 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Melpomene · 10 replies · 616+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 23, 2004 | Rachel Tuinstra
    EVERETT — If the Boy Scouts gave out merit badges for perseverance, Sam Roe would have one more for his collection. As it stands, the newly minted Eagle Scout has 31, more than enough to earn Scouting's highest honor. But the badge-covered sash the 15-year-old wore yesterday during his Eagle Scout ceremony aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln told only part of the story. A very small part. Under Boy Scout rules, Roe, who was born with cerebral palsy, could have had special accommodations made for his physical disabilities while he fulfilled the requirements for Eagle Scout. But Roe, who wears...
  • Analysis: Bush's determination surprised Israel

    06/07/2003 11:08:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 199+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 6/8/03 | Aluf Benn
    U.S. President George W. Bush's resolve to move the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward surprised many Israelis, who believed that the current administration in Washington fears stepping into the Middle East quagmire and will make do with diplomatic lip service only. But Bush has undergone a change, as discovered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at their meeting in Aqaba last Wednesday. Bush had spoken of his desire for an Israeli-Palestinian accord in the past too, but not with much enthusiasm. This time, Sharon discerned a messianic passion he hadn't seen before. The practical expressions of U.S. involvement have been the multitude...
  • PM Sharon: Too Bad Bush Wasn´t Around In The 30´s

    03/10/2003 11:56:20 AM PST · by anotherview · 21 replies · 232+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 10 March 2003
    PM Sharon: Too Bad Bush Wasn´t Around In The 30´s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon praised the determination of US President Bush and his administration in its drive to rid the world of Saddam Hussein. "If, in the 1930's," Sharon said at a Likud Knesset faction meeting today, "there had been a leadership so determined to fight dictatorial regimes, it is likely that we, the Jewish Nation, would not have had to pay [the price of the Holocaust]. At times like these, it is important to realize that." MK Yuval Shteinitz (Likud), who was officially voted in as Chairman of the...
  • The 'quiet man' finds his voice (UK CONSERVATIVES, INTERESTING IDEA UPDATE)

    10/11/2002 1:06:54 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 21 replies · 223+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2002 | George Jones
    Iain Duncan Smith established his identity as Tory leader yesterday by portraying himself as the determined "quiet man" of politics who would take on the more flamboyant Tony Blair. He brought the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth to a close with a confident prediction that "the Conservatives are back". Mr Duncan Smith sought to break free of the party's past and gave his full backing to the modernising agenda that has infuriated the old guard and unsettled many activists. He established a real bond with the representatives when he explained his philosophy, tackling head-on criticism that he lacked charisma and...