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  • Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be in White House

    03/03/2013 10:14:59 AM PST · by Vaquero · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/3/13 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney says it "kills" him that he's not president. But he doesn't blame Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or anything else on his loss to President Barack Obama--except his campaign's failure to connect with minority voters.
  • Congressman facing pressure from Jewish groups on adviser's religious divorce dispute (Change.Org?)

    02/29/2012 3:19:22 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 29 | Judson Berger
    A top House Republican is facing a swell of pressure from Jewish communities across the country as they lobby, not for legislation, but for his intervention in the personal life of an adviser. The adviser, Aharon Friedman, has been shunned by Jewish leaders for refusing to grant his ex-wife a religious divorce known as a "get."
  • “Get a little bloody:” It’s the union way

    02/23/2011 8:17:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies ^ | 2/23/11 | michelle malkin
    Thuggery? What thuggery? Oh, yeah. That thuggery: A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.” “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin...
  • Lockerbie bomber 'can get out of bed'

    09/19/2010 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    The cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber can get out of bed and walk although he is clearly a very sick man, said the father of a victim after visiting him in Libya. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi invited Jim Swire, whose 23-year-old daughter Flora was one of 270 killed in the 1988 bombing, to visit him and the two men spent an hour together on a hospital ward in Tripoli on Tuesday. (Snip) Swire, who last saw Megrahi in a Scottish prison in December 2008, said late Sunday that the Libyan looked better than he expected during what he described as a "man-to-man
  • (German Chancellor) Merkel: Get used to mosques

    09/19/2010 2:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germans had for too long failed to grasp how immigration was changing their country and would have to get used to the sight of more mosques in their cities, according to a newspaper. (Snip) "Our country is going to carry on changing, and integration is also a task for the society taking up the immigrants," Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily. "For years we've been deceiving ourselves about this. Mosques, for example, are going to be a more prominent part of our cities than they were before," she added.
  • Insurers get preliminary OK for Treasury funds

    05/14/2009 9:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 416+ views ^ | 5/14/2009 | JENNIFER MALLOY ZONNAS
    LOS ANGELES — Six major insurers, including The Hartford Financial, Prudential Financial and Allstate, received preliminary approval Thursday for billions of dollars in aid from a U.S. bailout fund, following a months-long quest by some in the sector for financial assistance. The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. was the first to disclose that it had been notified by the Treasury Department that it was eligible for $3.4 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.
  • Institutionalized Fraud - Ben Bernanke Style(Market Ticker)

    09/24/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT · by Revel · 13 replies · 529+ views
    Ticker Forum ^ | 9/23/08 | Karl Denninger
    Click on article source to view video: So now we learn about it, in a Senate hearing: "Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that the government should buy devalued assets at above-market values to make its proposed $700 billion rescue package most effective in combating the financial crisis. ``Accounting rules require banks to value many assets at something close to a very low fire-sale price rather than the hold-to-maturity price,'' Bernanke said in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee today. ``If the Treasury bids for and then buys assets at a price close to the...
  • Soldiers now able to get their wings

    04/28/2007 9:42:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 504+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle operations can now wear winged badges to show others they are an important part of the Army, a two-star general said. And the general expects Fort Huachuca will see an increase of pilotless plane training with the returns of Marines before the end of this year, as well as the Army starting training on its larger Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle in the next 12 to 18 months. On Thursday, Maj. Gen. Virgil L. Packett II symbolically pinned three versions of the Army Aviation Crewmember Badges on to the uniforms of three...
  • Poor Farmers Invoke Land Law To Get Their Hands On South Africa's Richest Diamond Mines

    09/30/2006 5:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Stephen Bevan
    Poor farmers invoke land law to get their hands on South Africa's richest diamond mine Stephen Bevan in Taaibosch (Filed: 01/10/2006) Deep in the bushveld of South Africa's far north, 20 miles down a dirt track from the nearest road, the dusty township of Taaibosch is an unlikely place to find the owners of one of the country's most valuable pieces of real estate. Yet the residents of its rows of tiny brick huts, baking in the harsh sun, may soon be declared joint proprietors of South Africa's richest diamond mine. John Matlathi, 66, the village's head man, and other...
  • Four-Legged Protectors Get Care Packages (WOOF! WOOF!)

    08/25/2006 2:44:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 836+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tom Clarkson
    Four-Legged Protectors Get Care Packages By Tom ClarksonGulf Region DivisionU.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Aug. 25, 2006 -- When the temperature regularly exceeds 120 degrees, asphalt and concrete streets tend to be a tad toasty on the toes – even through tough combat boots. The norm for all who work outside in Iraq, this time of year, is to be hot, hot and very hot – no one could really blame another for panting from the heat. But imagine if the job also entailed treading on the baking paving, barefoot. “Though canine they be, these faithful few serve...
  • Help Get Our Candidate for the Texas Governorship Into the Debate

    08/06/2006 3:52:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 542+ views ^ | 8 5 06 |
    Out in Texas, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is having trouble getting into a televised debate A href="">(The Daily Texan): Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is asking public broadcaster KERA to include him in the gubernatorial debate in October. The Texas Debates, coordinated by KERA-North Texas, Univision and The Dallas Morning News, excluded Werner because he didn't meet the established debate criteria as a major candidate. Public broadcaster KERA came up with some excuses for not including Werner in the debate, saying it wasn't because of his party affiliation, but his lack of "newsworthiness": "It really has to do with...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...
  • Firefighters get $10,000 in donated equipment

    06/27/2006 5:01:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Andrew Gates
    6/27/2006 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Firefighters here have received nearly $10,000 in donated equipment that will improve the Airmen's comfort and protection, thanks to the help of several nonprofit organizations, families and friends. Firefighters received the ballistic liner suspension system, an upgrade to the Kevlar helmet. "Most of today's Kevlar helmets were designed to protect soldiers from gunfire and flying debris," said Tech. Sgt. Paul Jacques, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, who served as the point of contact for the donation. "These upgrades make a good helmet significantly better." Additional benefits include making the helmet more comfortable and...
  • Army Wives Get Death Threats From Iraq (UK)

    06/24/2006 6:57:16 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 947+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Sean Rayment
    Army wives get phone death threats from Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 25/06/2006) Wives and family members of soldiers fighting in Iraq have received telephone calls, believed to include death threats, from insurgents, according to military documents seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The "nuisance" calls have been made with increasing frequency over the past few weeks after insurgents managed to obtain home numbers from soldiers' mobile telephones. The growing number of calls has led to an investigation by the Royal Military Police, which has issued a warning to all soldiers in Iraq to take great care when using...
  • Mars Robots To Get Smart Upgrade

    05/28/2006 1:43:32 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 452+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2006 | Jonathan Amos
    Mars robots to get smart upgrade By Jonathan Amos BBC News science reporter, in Baltimore Dust devils on Mars: Catch them if you can The US space agency's rovers will get a software upgrade to allow them to make "intelligent" decisions in the study of Martian clouds and dust devils. The new algorithms will give the robots' computers the onboard ability to search through their images to find pictures that feature these phenomena. Only the most significant data will then be sent to Earth, maximising the scientific return from the missions. Nasa says its robotic craft will become increasingly autonomous...
  • Afghan Soldiers Get In-Depth Airdrop Training

    05/17/2006 6:13:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech Sgt. Mario Saenz
    Afghan National Army Sgt Naqibullah (left) and Staff Sgt. Samiollha, Central Movement Agency trainees, load bottled water on an A-22 Container Delivery System during training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 9, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Mario Saenz Afghan Soldiers Get In-Depth Airdrop Training The three-day class also included a demonstration of an airdrop delivery aboard an Air National Guard C-130. By U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Mario Saenz Central Movement Agency BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 17, 2006 — Ten Afghan National Army Central Movement Agency personnel recently attended formal airdrop “rigging” training here.The Combined Joint...
  • America Supports You: Troops Get More Than A Ton of Gourmet Coffee

    05/17/2006 4:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 380+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2006 – For the past six months, troops overseas have been getting a high dose of caffeine thanks to a partnership between a group dedicated to supporting combat troops and a family-owned coffee company. America Supports You member group Packages From Home partnered with Lindsey Gourmet Coffee, in Phoenix to send 3,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed in combat zones. Here, Marines from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force pose with a coffee shipment in Camp Fallujah, Iraq, May 14. Clockwise from top left, Sgt. Wenzel, Master Sgt. Wolbaum, Cpl. Marcell, Master Sgt. McDonald, Master Sgt. Harold,...
  • Ancient Islanders Get A Leg Up ('Hobbits')

    05/16/2006 12:45:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 882+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Ancient islanders get a leg up Bruce Bower From San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology meeting Fossils of a humanlike species dubbed Homo floresiensis that lived on the Pacific island of Flores between 18,000 and 12,000 years ago recently grabbed headlines because scientists deduced that this creature stood no more than 1 meter tall and possessed a surprisingly small brain. Nonetheless, H. floresiensis packed considerable weight on its diminutive frame and possessed far stronger legs than people do today, says William L. Jungers of the State University of New York at Stony Brook....
  • America Supports You: Wounded Troops Get Whitewater Fundraising

    05/12/2006 5:00:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 365+ views
    America Supports You ^ | May 11, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – Boy Scouts, sorority groups, businessmen and veterans will come together for two fundraisers this spring to help a group of kayakers continue their river-borne rehabilitation effort for wounded troops. Jason Beakes holds a prosthetic leg for Army Sgt. Brandon Huff at the end of the day''s runs at Dickerson Whitewater Course, in Dickerson, Md., March 12. Beakes, a champion whitewater kayaker, volunteers with Team River Runner, teaching kayaking to disabled veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Neil Hermansdorfer   The first fundraiser for "Team River Runner" is a dinner...
  • America Supports You: Troops, Families Get Secure Connection

    04/27/2006 4:37:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 193+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – Military families will soon have a new and secure way to keep in touch with their deployed loved ones. America Supports You: Linda Dennis, founder and president of "Connect and Join," and Dr. Frederic Medway, are launching a Web site for military families. Here, they pose April 25 in the Pentagon with arts and crafts projects they developed to help military families stay in touch during deployment. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Connect and Join," an Internet-based communications company, provides a forum for military families to keep in...
  • Navy sailors get Army training at Fort Jackson

    04/24/2006 8:51:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 2,171+ views
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Navy sailors are trading sea legs for land combat as the U.S. Army is opening its largest training base to help them survive when sent into Afghanistan or Iraq. The Navy is sending thousands of men and women to support Army units in those regions and wants its sailors to hone their fighting skills. "Hit the ground and brace yourself with your weapon!" senior drill instructor Warren Brown yelled at a dozen trainees slithering across a mud-soaked field. "Look around, pick yourself up and go! You're under fire!" After struggling up from the mud with her...
  • Mission To Get Allies Into United State For Long War

    04/09/2006 6:41:59 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 520+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Alec Russell
    Mission to get allies into united state for Long War By Alec Russell (Filed: 10/04/2006) In their mobile buildings in the beach-front car park at Central Command, the headquarters of the US-led fight against terrorism, representatives of America's allies are preparing for two significant changes. The first is a welcome move from their untidy coalition village of trailer homes, each with a national flag fluttering overhead in the sultry Florida breeze, to more spacious quarters. The prefabricated offices were never intended for the long haul and the space between them is shrinking now that 63 nations have liaison teams at...
  • Terrorism and Domestic Response: Can DoD Help Get It Right?

    04/06/2006 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 183+ views
    While the Department of Defense has ample manpower and equipment for both its overseas operational needs and any likely domestic response, its organizational structure and lack of integration with other domestic preparedness and response agencies may have the unintended consequence of an ineffective mass casualty reaction in the homeland. As the response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, there are problems in local, state, and Federal responses and in communicating needs and expectations between the levels of government. When Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, once a military response was appropriately requested and authorized, National Guard and Federal military forces were on the...
  • 3 Arizona soldiers get words in with McCain

    03/26/2006 9:23:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Tiana Velez
    Among those gathered Saturday to listen to Sen. John McCain in Iraq were Arizonans Maj. Cecil MacPherson, 34, and Sgt. Glenn Hawkins, 32, of the U.S. Army, who are serving there. Army Sgt. Brad Owensby of Dudleyville — northeast of Tucson near Winkelman — also managed to squeeze in a few moments of face time with McCain afterward. "I was surprised that he knew of the town where I was from," Owensby said in a telephone interview Saturday from Baghdad. Each of the men had their personal reasons for going to see McCain, though Hawkins joked he was decidedly less...
  • Dozens of Miami Teachers Fired or Quit: Scandal Grows Over Payments to Get Credit for Courses

    MIAMI (March 17) - A growing scandal over teachers who paid to get credit for courses they never took has cost nearly three dozen educators their jobs, and hundreds of others were being investigated. The Miami-Dade County School Board voted 5-4 on Wednesday to fire six teachers and accept resignations from 26 others. The punishments stem from a scam run by former high school teacher William McCoggle, who claimed to offer continuing-education classes through a private company. McCoggle pleaded guilty to fraud in November, admitting he did little more than sell transcripts, requiring no tests, homework or other academic work....
  • Taiwan Storm Set To Get Louder (China)

    03/13/2006 6:24:53 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 1,243+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-14-2006 | Chris Hogg
    Taiwan storm set to get louder By Chris Hogg BBC News, Hong Kong Tensions between the two sides are running high It is 12 months since China passed a law authorising the use of force against Taiwan if the self-governing island moved towards formal independence. On the face of it, it looks like nothing much has changed since then. Both sides are still flinging insults at each other. China is still refusing to talk to Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian. The "status quo", as people call it, remains in place. But conversations with the leading players and analysts who monitor their...
  • Mass. state residents get welcome home bonus

    03/07/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 327+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (March 7, 2006) -- Active duty and reserve service members who are legal residents of the state of Massachusetts may be eligible to receive a chunk of change from their state government. According to the state’s official website,, the ‘Welcome Home’ Bonus program is administered by the state Treasurer’s office. It provides a one-time $500 or $1000 tax-free payment to service members activated since September 11, 2001. Those who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq will receive $1000, and those who have served domestically or in other foreign countries for a period of...
  • Iraq's Diyala Province Schools Get a Makeover

    02/27/2006 4:32:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    U.S. Army Maj. Rhonda A. Keisman (second from right) checks the progress of Iraq's Muqdadiyah Technical School. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce Iraq's Diyala Province Schools Get a Makeover A U.S. Army civil affairs team and Iraqi engineers monitor reconstruction work on three schools, ensuring the contractors meet the necessary requirements. By U.S. Army Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2006 — Through the efforts of Iraqi locals and coalition forces, the schools in Iraq's Diyala Province are getting a makeover. "The goal is to turn the projects over to the...
  • Get Out Of The Way. . . He Hasn't Forgotten (Elephant Revenge?)

    02/15/2006 5:01:40 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Get out of the way... he hasn't forgotten By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/02/2006) The reputation that elephants have for never forgetting has been given a chilling new twist by experts who believe that a generation of pachiderms may taking revenge on humans for the breakdown of elephant society. The New Scientist reports today that elephants appear to be attacking human settlements as vengeance for years of abuse by people. In Uganda, for example, elephant numbers have never been lower or food more plentiful, yet there are reports of the creatures blocking roads and trampling through villages, apparently without...
  • Wounded warriors get 'second chance' at hockey

    01/21/2006 5:28:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Gary Sheftick
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 20, 2006) – Among more than 900 Soldiers watching the Washington Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-4, Thursday night in an overtime shootout, was a wounded warrior who aspires to one day play competitive hockey again. Spc. Tim Taylor played hockey 14 years in high school and city leagues before most of his left hand was blown off in Iraq. Now he says Walter Reed Army Medical Center will provide him with an adaptive hand so he can compete again. Taylor said he was his team’s leading scorer in Savannah, Ga., before he deployed...
  • America Supports You: Kids Get 'Hands-On' View of Afghanistan

    01/19/2006 10:06:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 173+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2006 – For the past year and a half, Kathleen Rafiq has been drawing on her personal experiences to teach American school children on both U.S. coasts what it's like to live in Afghanistan. "I've been traveling back and forth to Afghanistan since right after 9/11," she said via telephone from California just prior to boarding an airliner for Afghanistan yesterday. "I have a 25-year-long history with Afghanistan, relationships with friends and family, and I was married to an Afghan." Rafiq works with "Kids Serve Too," a program launched in 2002 by a Virginia nonprofit group called...
  • Millions Get First Tap Water in Eight Years

    01/18/2006 4:39:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 1,440+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Norris Jones
    Millions Get First Tap Water in Eight Years Iraqi workers completed repairs to two water treatment plants in south Baghdad. By Norris Jones Gulf Region Central District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2005 — Despite insurgent activity, Iraqi workers completed repairs to two water treatment plants in south Baghdad after nearly four months of work. Due to their skill and bravery, an estimated one million Baghdad residents will benefit from the renovations that continued regardless of insurgent attacks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Central (GRC), provided oversight for the restoration project. Local...
  • America Supports You: Wounded Veterans Get Holiday Boost

    12/28/2005 5:29:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 254+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2005 – The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes has made the holidays brighter for 1,000 global war on terrorism veterans. The veterans received $500 gift checks that coalition founder and president Roger Chapin calls a small expression of the deep gratitude the coalition's supporters feel for the veterans' tremendous sacrifices. Each of the veterans receiving the checks is classified as being 30 percent or more disabled. "Given the terrible financial hardships so many disabled vets are facing, I only wish we could do more over this holiday season," Chapin said. American Legion members personally delivered some of...
  • Quantico Students Get Current Events, History Lesson

    12/14/2005 6:31:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 407+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Elementary school students at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., got a combined current events and history lesson Dec. 13 from the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney. Lynne Cheney spoke to students at W.W. Burrows Elementary School about the election taking place in Iraq on Dec. 15. "What's happening is that the people in Iraq are going to vote for, what is in essence, their Congress, their national assembly," Cheney said. "It's a turning point, one of those things that when you're a grown-up, you will look in your history books and you will see...
  • Sydney Police 'To Get New Powers'

    12/13/2005 10:13:19 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 686+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-13-2005
    Sydney police 'to get new powers' Police have already made a number of arrests Police in Sydney will be given tough new powers to crack down on rioters, the New South Wales premier has said. The state parliament will meet on Thursday "to deal with criminals and thugs who are causing disturbances across our city", said Morris Iemma. He was speaking after a second night of race riots left seven people injured. Gangs of young men of Middle Eastern appearance rampaged through the suburb of Cronulla, in apparent revenge for attacks by white youths on Sunday. In the adjacent suburb...
  • America Supports You: 100 Military Families Get Free Computers

    12/09/2005 5:09:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 292+ views
    MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J., Dec. 9, 2005 – Operation Homelink, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman, presented 100 refurbished computers to military families from several New Jersey bases, including McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, Fort Monmouth and Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The computers were distributed Dec. 8 at McGuire's Family Support Center. Most servicemembers have e-mail access on ships and even in desert outposts. Lower-ranking military families, however, are often not able to afford computers, and must rely on other methods of staying in touch, such as postal mail or expensive phone calls to stay in touch. Operation Homelink,...
  • America Supports You: Marines, Families Get Holiday Meal

    11/28/2005 4:59:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    CAMP PENDLETON, California, Nov. 28, 2005 - National holidays are normally spent in celebration with family and friends, but for Marines, holidays often come while serving their country overseas. Due to the current operational tempo, the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division will not be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the company of their families in the upcoming holidays, but will be with their green family while serving another deployment. In order to provide some compensation for the Marines and their families, more than 100 Albertson’s associates from 18 South Orange County stores, as well as...
  • 3ID NCOs help Iraqi government get rolling

    11/15/2005 4:45:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 281+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Pfc Joshua Ford
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 14, 2005) -- A full ensemble of cooks, infantrymen, supply clerks and other Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division were put into a special unit known as the Iraqi Security Force Government Team, also known as ISFGT, at the beginning of their deployment to provide aid to the Iraqi government in Sal Ad Din Province. Six days a week, they have provided security for Iraqi government conferences and elections, operating out of the Provincial Joint Coordinating Center in downtown Tikrit. Security, information drives the train “The ISFGT’s main mission is to get the...
  • Peace activists to "die symbolically" outside White House (Only Symbolically? DRAT!!!)

    10/25/2005 12:04:20 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 55 replies · 1,278+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/25/05
    WASHINGTON - Cindy Sheehan and other peace activists plan to "die symbolically" for the next four days outside the White House to represent the American soldiers who have died in Iraq. Sheehan, whose son Casey died in Iraq last year, organized the vigil as the U.S. military death toll in the war neared 2,000. "I'll be laying down and not getting up," Sheehan said Tuesday to a small crowd in which the number of journalists exceeded the number of protesters. "When they let me out, I'll do the same thing if I get arrested."
  • Civilian Professionals Get Taste of Marine Corps Life

    10/18/2005 5:44:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 562+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference will eventually expose participants to all branches of the military, but the group's first day was a "Marine day." The civilian business professionals and elected officials, who came from all over the country, spent most of Oct. 17 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., and they got to take in several aspects of Marine training. The group started out its visit with old-fashioned Marine Corps chow. Participants ate lunch with students in "The Basic School," the preparatory course for all Marine officers. They then went outside, where they watched a...
  • Iraqi Children, Teachers Get School Supplies (That's so Great!)

    10/18/2005 5:39:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 287+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth
    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Odoardi hands out school supplies to Iraqi high school students in a school supply drop that provided more than 1,200 Iraqi students in three Baghdad, Iraq, schools with pens, pencils, paper, erasers and pencil sharpeners, Sept. 25, 2005. Odoardi serves as civil affairs noncommissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth Iraqi Children, Teachers Get School Supplies Both Iraqi students and teachers benefit from the donated school supplies; other supplies were purchased locally, benefiting the Iraqi economy. By U.S....
  • Air Force engineers get regional airport up, running

    09/29/2005 5:53:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | unattributed
    9/29/2005 - ELLINGTON FIELD, Texas (AFPN) -- Two Airmen with the 147th Civil Engineer Flight here provided critical support to the Southeast Texas Regional Airport by restoring power to the facility after it was disabled by Hurricane Rita. Senior Master Sgt. Michelle Milliard, the engineer flight noncommissioned officer in charge, along with Staff Sgt. Al Martinez, a power production craftsman, and Claudette Manning, a civilian contractor, conducted an airfield damage assessment at the Nederland, Texas, airport Sept. 25. During assessment, they were approached by airport manager, Hal Ross, who told them that even if the trees and debris that littered...
  • Protandom

    09/13/2005 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Nancin · 13 replies · 618+ views
    Does anyone know the plants that Protandom are derived from? I remember cumin and green tea, but do not know the other two. Would be very appreciative if someone could e-mail me at with the answer. Gratefully, Nancin
  • South Africa Is Ready To Get Tough With Mugabe Regime

    08/19/2005 6:37:35 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 557+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-20-2005 | Bill Corcoran
    South Africa is ready to get tough with Mugabe regime By Bill Corcoran in Pretoria (Filed: 20/08/2005) President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has privately conceded that his "quiet diplomatic" approach towards Zimbabwe has failed to yield results, opening the way for a more forceful policy towards the regime of Robert Mugabe. The signs from South Africa now suggest that the African leaders - who for decades have refused to criticise abuses among their number - are for the first time seriously considering breaking the taboo and taking Mr Mugabe to task for the destruction of his own country. Mbeki:...
  • Clinton Country - visit the spot Bubba was potty-trained (Wanna get away?) PA-UKE ALERT

    08/07/2005 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,159+ views
    Escape News ^ | 4/16/05 | Kevin Pilley
    Clinton country Since the 42nd president, Arkansas's claim to fame is bigger than a watermelon, writes Kevin Pilley April 16, 2005 early morning in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas THE MAN at the bar at Atlanta airport asked me where I was headed. When I said "Arkansas", he raised his eyebrows and blew out his cheeks. I asked him what it was like. "Let's put it this way," he replied. "Some of the people there still have tails." Arkansas is archetypal Nowheresville rural America. Or at least, it used to be before Bill Clinton came along. Now nowhere is somewhere. Clinton...
  • Latest Roseland flap: Yard signs Residents get warnings, tickets; claim free speech rights violated

    08/05/2005 10:58:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,681+ views ^ | July 27, 2005 | DUSTIN GROVE
    ROSELAND -- Battles over zoning and permits appear to be a common problem lately in the small town of Roseland. But residents now have a complaint that's not just about small town ordinances. It's about the nation's Constitution and its First Amendment, freedom of speech. This week, some residents have pitched signs in their yards, urging the two married members of the three-person Town Council, David and Dorothy Snyder, to resign. In return, residents have received warnings or tickets from the town, telling them they are breaking the law. "We don't have freedom of speech. We can't say what we...
  • Scientists May Soon Get Glimpse Of Mummy's Face

    06/27/2005 11:57:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | 6-26-2005
    Scientists may soon get glimpse of mummy's face 6/26/2005, 5:49 p.m. ET The Associated Press NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Pesed has called a western Pennsylvania college home for about 120 years, but her caretakers don't know what she looks like. But that might change now that researchers have a CT scan of the 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy. Officials believe the scan will provide enough information to allow a forensic artist to construct a bust of Pesed, a mummy from the Nile River town of Akhmim, about 350 miles south of Cairo. Pesed has been the property of Westminster College, located...
  • .50 Caliber Terror News Update

    03/22/2005 9:50:38 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 554+ views
    email | 3 23 05 | .50 cvaliber terror news
    Often comedy shows like "The Daily Show" come closer to the truth than the daily press. We urge you to review this commentary from Lewis Black, aired on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in which NRA Executive Vice President claims that he doesn't know what a terrorist watch list is and that it shouldn't prevent potential terrorists from buying guns, big guns, guns that can shoot down planes landing and taking off: Watch and listen here or go to where we have it posted. Also, if you missed the second "60 Minutes" piece on the terrorist danger...
  • Gore, Women and Social Security: He Still Doesn't Get It ('Save Social Security First' tinkering)

    02/04/2005 3:00:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 494+ views
    Gore, Women and Social Security: He Still Doesn't Get It April 10, 2000 Vice President Al Gore's proposal to increase some Social Security benefits for women "is the equivalent of choosing a new china pattern for the Titanic," said Michael Tanner, director of the Cato Institute's Project on Social Security Privatization. "Clearly, Gore still doesn't understand the need for fundamental reform." On April 4 Gore proposed to eliminate what he terms the "motherhood penalty" by offering an earnings credit for women who leave the work force to raise their children. The change would give about 8 million women who leave...
  • When blogging can get you locked up

    01/24/2005 12:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 523+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 24 January 2005 | Charles Cooper, Special to ZDNet
    commentary Javad Gholam Tamayomi, Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Hanif Mazroi, Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh and Fereshteh Ghazi are some of the most courageous people you've never met. Not exactly household names, but each deserves a standing ovation. During a crackdown against Iran's nascent online press last year, these sundry online journalists and bloggers got chucked into jail. The cyber seven were subsequently released but continue to invite the periodic and not-so-tender attention of the local police. A blogger named Mojtaba Saminejad, also arrested on trumped-up charges at the beginning of November after condemning the jailings in his blog, is...