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  • Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

    10/01/2015 10:56:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/01/15 | Laila Bassam and Andrew Osborn
    BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further sign of the rapid internationalization of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War. The U.S. and Russian militaries were due...
  • Russia's "Startling" Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union

    01/05/2015 7:05:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/05/15 | Tyler Durden
    Russia has presented a startling proposal to overcome the tensions with the EU: The EU should renounce the free trade agreement with the United States TTIP and enter into a partnership with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union instead. A free trade zone with the neighbors would make more sense than a deal with the US.
  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea parliament asks to join Russia

    03/06/2014 2:47:48 AM PST · by Zajko · 102 replies
    BBC ^ | 6th March 2014 | BBC
    <p>MPs in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea have voted to formally become part of the Russian Federation.</p> <p>Parliament said the decision would be put to the Crimean people for their verdict in a referendum on 16 March.</p> <p>Crimea, whose population is mostly Russian, has been at the centre of tensions following the fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.</p>
  • 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs

    10/04/2013 12:55:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 139 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-4-2013 | ASHE SCHOW
    Fifty-seven House Democrats have broken ranks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to vote with Republicans to fund parts of the government like veterans programs, national parks and the National Institutes of Health. Sixteen of those Democrats voted for all six targeted appropriations bills, introduced at the behest of House Speaker John Boehner, including measures to fund the National Guard and Reserve, NIH, national parks, the District of Columbia and two separate votes for veterans programs. (The House of Representatives voted twice to restore funding for veterans programs, once Oct. 1 and a second time Oct....

    02/03/2013 11:17:45 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 2 replies
    RightMessage ^ | 2/3/13 | me
    Anyone on FB who is linked with the EIB should have received this. It is another new way of bringing together conservatives, another think tank (no such thing as too many). I have shared it on my FB, now I would like to share it with my fellow FReepers. I looked at every bit and cranny before signing up. "And Now A Word From Our Readers… (RightMessage Mailbag)" sign up and email them your thoughts (if I remember correctly it's 150 words max). They will choose emails, post them and respond, as well as others who are members. This is...
  • New ACORN Groups Join SEIU's Economic Terrorism Campaign Against Lenders, Governments

    07/24/2011 10:37:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/24/11 | Matthew Vadum
    Newly created ACORN front groups across America have signed on to SEIU’s economic terrorism and sabotage campaign. ACORN, long associated with President Obama, is participating in the disruptive campaign through its newly renamed state chapters. Mortgage and student loan strikes, crippling bank boycotts, intimidation, and who knows what else are all on the agenda. I reported on the emergence of the “new” ACORN groups in my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Although ACORN filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy last Election Day, its state chapters have been quietly restructuring under...
  • Marine Corps Resource for Parents and Mentors

    03/29/2011 3:39:30 PM PDT · by lifeasamarine1 · 1 replies ^ | 7/21/2010 | Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper
    7/21/2010 By Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper, Marine Corps Recruiting Command MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- Marine Corps Recruiting Command launched a new web page on Monday. The Web page allows parents, teachers, coaches and others to communicate about their experiences with the Marine Corps. The site may be especially useful for parents who have concerns about their son or daughter joining the Marine Corps. Anyone is able to access and browse this Web site, but those who sign up on the site will have the opportunity to upload photos, videos and stories about how the Marine Corps has impacted...
  • Kansas Seeks to Join Anti-Obamacare Suit, Bringing the # of States Challenging the Law to 26

    01/13/2011 9:46:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 1/14/11 | Ilya Somin
    The state of Kansas recently asked to join the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan filed by 20 state governments and the National Federation of Independent Business. Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are also seeking to join the multistate lawsuit, while Virginia and Oklahoma have filed separate challenges to the law. That brings the total number of state governments litigating against the plan to twenty-six. We now have a historically unprecedented situation where a majority of state governments are challenging the constitutionality of a major recently passed federal law. In our two hundred year history of constitutional...
  • Carter, Robinson join anti-settler protest in Sheikh Jarrah

    10/22/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 10/22/10 | Melanie Lidman
    Former US president Jimmy Carter joined several hundred protesters in the weekly anti-settlement demonstration in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday. Carter was joined by Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. Carter addressed the crowd, stating that he does not believe that destroying houses or evicting families from homes they have inhabited for generations are just actions that can lead to peace. He praised the Sheikh Jarrah protesters and said that he hoped their struggle would soon bear fruit. (Snip) On Thursday, Carter and a delegation of influential
  • Join Obama in honoring the dead (Barf)

    11/09/2009 4:45:22 PM PST · by cweese · 24 replies · 588+ views
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | November 9, 2009 | Austin Pravda editors
    Join Obama in honoring the dead Editorial Board Monday, November 09, 2009 President Barack Obama will be front and center at Fort Hood today to honor those killed and wounded in last Thursday's attack on unarmed soldiers preparing to deploy. That's where the commander in chief ought to be, and those who perpetrate division, anger and suspicion should have enough respect for the dead, the wounded and their families to let up for a bit. The din that followed the Fort Hood shooting was to be expected. Criticism of the nation's leader is nothing new, but in the information age,...
  • ZOGBY SURVEY asking if I think Bush is to blame for the current economy.

    09/16/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 11 replies · 1,700+ views
    ZOGBY ^ | 9-16-09
    TAKE THIS SURVEY... Send someone an email invitation to join the Zogby panel. They will get an email with this link ... ... asking them to join our online panel.
  • Thousands Take Part in America Supports You Freedom Walk

    09/09/2007 12:29:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2007 – In the shadow of the Washington Monument and under the watchful eyes of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, some 8,000 participants gathered at the National Mall here to walk in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Participants in the America Supports You National Freedom Walk arrive at the Pentagon, Sept. 9, 2007. The third annual walk started at the Lincoln Memorial. Defense Department photo by John Harrington Photography   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. America Supports You, a Defense Department program that connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families,...
  • Hundreds of Ramadi Residents Join Iraqi Police

    01/11/2007 4:28:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 384+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – After three days of screening, about 400 Iraqi citizens out of more than 600 applicants got their wish to become Iraqi police officers recently in Ramadi, Iraq. They were transported to Jordan Jan. 8 for a five-week training course. A year ago, a murderous intimidation campaign prevented local Iraqis from enlisting in Ramadi. This kept recruiting numbers for police at insignificant levels, according to Multinational Corps Iraq officials. That has changed, more than 1,000 enlisted in the police force last month, and more than 800 are expected to enlist in Anbar Province this month,...
  • Oxford Archaeologists Want To Join Studies On Iran's Salt Men

    09/30/2006 9:40:31 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 774+ views
    Payvand ^ | 9-27-2006
    Oxford archaeologists want to join studies on Iran's salt men TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- The director of an archaeological team working at the Chehrabad Salt Mine in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan said that a group of Oxford University archaeologists is interested in participating in the study on the salt men found at the mine. "A group of Oxford University archaeologists has prepared a plan, asking to participate in the study, and the Center for Archaeological Research is investigating the plan," Abolfazl Aali told the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday "The archaeologists will be invited to...
  • America Supports You: German Officer Hopes to Join U.S. Marines

    08/15/2006 7:14:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,040+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 -- A German army officer who has donated money to a group affiliated with DoD’s America Supports You organization plans to take a more personal role in confronting global terrorism. German 1st. Lt. Jens Praetzas visits the gravesite of U.S. Army Capt. John R. Teal at Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 14. This is Praetzas' first visit to the U.S. He is an active member of Operation AC, which started out as a way to send air conditioners to deployed troops and has evolved into a non-profit charity organization designed to send care packages to deployed...
  • 550 Active-Duty Soldiers Join Wildfire Fight in Washington State

    08/14/2006 5:58:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 194+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2006 – Some 550 active-duty soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., will be conducting a different kind of firefight in the days ahead: helping control wildfires that have burned more than 83,000 acres in Washington’s Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests. Task Force Blaze, made up of many Fort Lewis units, boarded buses today after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gave the green light to the mission, which is expected to last about two months, according to Army Maj. Cathy Wilkinson, a 1st Corps plans and operations officer. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, requested the deployment...
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • CA: Meal aid hits new high: Half of state public school students join program

    07/18/2006 12:27:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,537+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/18/06 | Andrew Becker
    More than half of California's K-12 public education students enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs last year, the first time that the majority of youngsters were approved for assistance, according to state and federal officials. California was one of a dozen states where the majority of students were certified for such programs, said Jean Daniel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman. In Contra Costa, almost a third of all students signed up for the federally subsidized lunch and breakfast programs, the third school year in a row the county has seen an increase in the percentage of students. Nearly...
  • Iraqi Naval Officers Join Coalition Leaders at CO's Conference

    06/12/2006 5:53:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    NORTH PERSIAN GULF (NNS) -- Seven Iraqi naval officers became the first Iraqis to participate in a Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 Commanding Officers' Conference here, June 6. Every month, the COs of CTG 158.1, comprised of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, as well as Royal British and Australian navy leaders, assemble to discuss issues pertaining to the protection of the Iraqi oil terminals, training of Iraqi naval forces and the security of the maritime environment. “It allows the commanding officers of all the units who are conducting maritime security operations (MSO) up here to express some of their concerns...
  • Israeli Naval Forces Will Join NATO Exercise for First Time

    05/30/2006 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 49 replies · 911+ views ^ | 19:40 May 30, '06 / 3 Sivan 5766 | Scott Shiloh
    Israeli Naval Forces Will Join NATO Exercise for First Time 19:40 May 30, '06 / 3 Sivan 5766 by Scott Shiloh For the first time since its founding in 1949, NATO will fully integrate Israeli Naval forces into a miltary exercise that will take place next month in the Black Sea. Ahead of the exercise, eight ships belonging to the NATO Southern Command docked Monday morning at Haifa port. The ships form part of a rapid deployment force and will remain in Haifa until June 4. The ships arrived as part of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, a program set up with...