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  • Company Blocks Ads Critical of Ohio Rep. (Jean Schmidt)

    12/02/2005 3:29:59 PM PST · by Jean S · 43 replies · 1,066+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 5:31 PM EST | DAVID HAMMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An advertising company that gives most of its political donations to Republicans blocked the Democratic National Committee from putting up billboards criticizing GOP Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio. Lamar Advertising Co. of Baton Rouge, La., refused to put up two billboards in Portsmouth, Ohio, and another in Cincinnati with a picture of Schmidt and the following message: "Shame on you, Jean Schmidt: Stop attacking veterans. Keep your eye on the ball - we need a real plan for Iraq."The billboards are the result of 7,000 donations, DNC executive director Tom McMahon said, after Schmidt attacked Pennsylvania Rep....
  • Defense cash focuses on lobbying (Murtha Alert !)

    11/18/2005 7:13:33 PM PST · by John Lenin · 5 replies · 639+ views
    The Hill ^ | Roxana Tiron
    Defense cash focuses on lobbying By Roxana Tiron The U.S. defense industry has been riding high for the past four years, propelled by the Pentagon’s growing spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the large cost of homeland security.But defense contractors — which are receiving a handsome portion of the nearly $500 billion that Congress has appropriated for defense and homeland security in 2006 — do not make hefty political campaign donations.Unlike other industries fighting for recognition from Congress, defense companies do not have to use political donations to compete for members’ attention, according to Larry Noble, executive...
  • "Loose Lips Sink Ships" (A WWII response to Mr. Murtha)

    12/01/2005 1:47:42 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 10 replies · 791+ views
    Eyewitness to History. com ^ | World War II | U.S. Army
    "Loose Lips Sink Ships" The following is excerpted from a document given to each soldier as he entered the battle area. WRITING HOME THINK! Where does the enemy get his information -- information that can put you, and has put your comrades, adrift on an open sea: information that has lost battles and can lose more, unless you personally, vigilantly, perform your duty in SAFEGUARDING MILITARY INFORMATION? THERE ARE TEN PROHIBITED SUBJECTS 1. Don't write military information of Army units -- their location, strength,, materiel, or equipment. 2. Don't write of military installations. 3. Don't write of transportation facilities. 4....
  • Murtha: Army 'Broken, Worn Out'

    12/01/2005 2:04:13 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 57 replies · 1,531+ views
    Murtha: Army 'Broken, Worn Out' LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group. Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they've achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians. Murtha predicted most troops will be...

    11/21/2005 8:22:58 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 811+ views
    No Agenda ^ | 11/21/05 | Matt Margolis
    While the big story right now is about Rep. John Murtha's call for a pullout from Iraq within 6 months, it appears Murtha is going to have some big problems soon... Republican lawmakers say that ties between Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and his brothers lobbying firm, KSA Consulting, may warrant investigation by the House ethics committee. The calls come as Murtha, a former Marine and pro-military Democrat, has made headlines this week by coming out in support of a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. According to a June 13 article in The Los Angeles Times, the fiscal 2005...
  • Can You Believe Shep Smith?

    12/02/2005 12:36:10 PM PST · by lawdude · 212 replies · 7,850+ views
    Fox News | 12/2/05 | Self
    <p>Shep Smith was on his 3PM EST segment and talking with Wayne Simmons about paying for news in Iraq. Somehow the talk changed to Murtha and when Simmons said Murtha had bad-mouthed (or words to that effect) our troops, Shep went ballistic.</p>
  • Lobbyist's Brother Guided House Bill

    12/02/2005 11:27:25 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,613+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 13, 2005 | Ken Silverstein and Richard Simon
    A family member's ties to special interests raise questions in the case of Democrat John Murtha. When Congress passed the $417-billion Pentagon spending bill last year, Rep. John P. Murtha, the top Democrat on the House defense appropriations subcommittee, boasted about the money he secured ... But the bill Murtha helped write also benefited at least 10 companies represented by a lobbying firm where his brother, Robert "Kit" Murtha... Clients of the lobbying firm KSA Consulting whose top officials also include former congressional aide Carmen V. Scialabba, who worked for Rep. Murtha for 27 years received a total...
  • Will The Real Murtha Stand Up?

    12/02/2005 11:01:39 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,052+ views
    National Security: Contrary to popular opinion, Rep. John Murtha, the decorated ex-Marine who called for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, is no hawk. He may also soon be probed for misusing defense appropriations. "If you want anything done on the committee, you go to Murtha." He's delivered so much pork to his congressional district, an airport and a major highway are named after Murtha. Ashdown and his nonpartisan watchdog group criticized Murtha for using the $417 billion fiscal 2005 Pentagon spending bill to give business to his lobbyist brother. The Los Angeles Times in June reported that Murtha funneled nearly...
  • Ex-Marine decries nature of Japan prison work

    07/18/2004 8:55:26 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 105 replies · 3,566+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 18 Jul 04 | David Allen
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa When Rodrico Harp was sentenced to seven years at hard labor for his part in the infamous abduction and rape of an Okinawa schoolgirl in 1995, he never thought hed be assembling cell phones or making auto parts. Thats what he claims hard labor meant at Kurihama, the Japanese prison near Yokosuka where most American servicemen convicted in Japanese courts wind up. I made parts for Mazdas and Nissans, Harp said during a telephone interview from his home in Griffin, Ga. You had no choice. If you refused to work, they put you in what we...
  • Police used "mind games" in hunt for US ex-marine and British schoolgirl

    07/17/2003 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Nine · 32 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo News via Drudge ^ | July 17, 2003
    Police carrying out an international manhunt for a former US marine who vanished with a 12-year-old British girl used "mind games" devised by experts to secure her safe return home.Toby Studabaker, 31, was arrested in the German city of Frankfurt Wednesday after disappearing with Shevaun Pennington, a case that sparked huge media attention.The schoolgirl was safely returned to her parents in Manchester, northwest England, five days after running away to Paris with the former marine whom she met over the Internet. Shevaun had been urged to return home in a series of press appeals designed by police psychologists, according to...
  • The Lone Ex-marine

    04/08/2003 8:34:38 PM PDT · by whipitgood · 26 replies · 288+ views
    4/8/03 | self
    I spotted the guy last Sunday, standing on the corner near the Johnson County Courthouse. At first, I didn't know what he was doing there. Then I saw the sign board, and the patriotic shirt, and the small American flags he was holding. The sign said, "EX-MARINE-I SUPPORT THE TROOPS" and gave a list of the places he had served as a Marine. I honked, waved, and gave him a salute as well as I could from the front seat of my car. He returned the salute, and waved. I drove on when the light turned green. I returned a...
  • Scott Ritter: Patriot, or Pervert? An intensive look at Ritter's life and lies.

    02/03/2003 2:26:26 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 7 replies · 373+ views ^ | January 28th, 2003 | ROPMA Editors & Staff
    Editors Note: Some will call what you are about to read a "smear campaign" against Scott Ritter. We disagree. What you are about to read comes from credible sources cited above, and throughout our expose of UNSCOM's most controversial, combative Weapons Inspector. Throughout our expose we use Scott Ritter's own words from his book "Endgame" and surround his comments with interviews from sources that seemingly contradict what Ritter said in the past, and is saying now. If we are to believe Scott Ritter is telling the truth about Iraq and that no one else - Including President Bush, former UNSCOM...