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  • From His Heart, Trump Addresses And Unifies Joint Members Of Congress And The American People.

    03/01/2017 5:36:57 AM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I just watched the video of President Trump’s monumental and articulate speech to the Joint Members of Congress and to the American people. He spoke in such a sincere manner that, quite frankly, made other Presidential speeches fall by the wayside. The love and calm he exuded was palpable, and I think it affected everyone near him The whole room seemed united and eager to accept him as our new President. I pray that it truly made those, who have been estranged from him, begin to gravitate toward understanding and acceptance of his dream for our Country. He gave me...
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to troops: Stay out of politics

    04/11/2016 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/11/16 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN)Growing concern that top U.S. military leaders are increasingly being asked to comment on proposals by presidential candidates has led the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft a letter to all troops with one message: Stay out of politics. Gen. Joseph Dunford is expected to issue a note to all military forces as soon as this week. Dunford will "remind the troops of the need to remain apolitical in order to sustain Americans' trust and confidence in them," said the chairman's spokesman, Capt. Gregory Hicks. The U.S. military has a longstanding tradition of remaining out of politics...
  • Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans

    01/30/2015 7:13:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans Double doobie time! Solstice employees are trying to roll 12,000 joints for the retailer's special edition 12 Pack. The pot packages are targeted to fans who are medical marijuana users. BY DEBORAH HASTINGS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:38 PM A A A For Seattle Seahawks fans who want to be stoned while watching Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's a new pack of pot for you. A Washington marijuana supplier has doubled its production time to keep up with demand for its 12 Pack special edition —...
  • Joint Chief Top Marine Criticizes Obama Admin For Handling Of U.S. Troops In Iraq - The Kelly File

    10/22/2014 7:21:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/22/14 | MTP
    Video at link
  • Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice'

    09/03/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies
    Russia’s early warning radars detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated. Israel later claimed responsibility for firing the target test rockets. The launch took place at 06:16 GMT Tuesday, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense. The trajectory of the missiles is reported to have been from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern landmass. Both rockets have allegedly fallen into the sea, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Russia’s President Putin has already been informed about the incident by Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The Syrian embassy in Moscow currently...
  • Israel, US, Mull Raids on '18 Chemical Targets' in Syria

    06/15/2013 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/13
    Israeli and U.S. military officials are coordinating how to target and destroy Syrian president Bashar Assad’s arsenal of unconventional weapons under assorted scenarios, Israeli military and intelligence officials told TIME Magazine. One scenario would be the sudden removal of Assad from the scene, the magazine said. “That would prompt the allies to launch operations on the estimated 18 depots and other sites where WMDs are stored,” Israei military and intelligence officials said. “Search and destroy operations would also be launched if the weapons appeared to be about to fall into the hands of the rebels, which include Islamist extremists aligned...
  • New Orleans Prosecutor Drops A Joint Out Of His Pocket In Court

    10/03/2012 6:37:54 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Abby Rogers
    New Orleans Prosecutor Drops A Joint Out Of His Pocket In Court Abby RogersOctober 3, 2012 It was business as usual Monday afternoon in the Orleans Parish magistrate court when an assistant city attorney reportedly made a mistake that could haunt him the rest of his career. Jason Cantrell, the 43-year-old son of a magistrate commissioner, allegedly dropped a joint out of his pocket right in front of New Orleans Police Department officers, The Times-Picayune reported Monday. Officers reportedly laughed as they escorted Cantrell out of the courtroom and wrote him a summons for simple possession of marijuana. Marijuana possession...
  • Spike Lee: The fix is in (voter rules keep Obama from second term)

    08/07/2012 11:56:56 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Andrew O'Hehir
    I did not think that racism would be eradicated at the exact moment he put his right hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible. I knew there would be people whose every waking moment would be committed to making sure that President Barack Hussein Obama does not have a second term. That’s their only goal in existence. Whatever he tries to do, they’ll try to block him, and that’s only going to get more intense as we get closer to the presidential election. Is it racism? Look, I can’t give you a number. But racism is interwoven with the very fabric of...
  • ‘Iran, Russia, China, Syria to launch biggest joint war game in Mideast’

    06/18/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 54 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 18 June, 2012
    TEHRAN – An informed source has announced that Iran, Russia, China, and Syria plan to stage a joint war game in Syria in the near future, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Monday. 90,000 forces from the four countries will be involved in the war game, the informed source said. No official from the countries has confirmed the news report, but a Syrian official, who spoke on conditional anonymity, announced that the joint war game will be launched in Syria.
  • Scotland: Presbyterians and Catholics develop joint liturgy

    05/15/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 397+ views
    Spero News ^ | 5/15/2010
    A Church of Scotland body is urging congregations to celebrate their common baptism with Roman Catholics for the first time by using a special joint liturgy for the reaffirmation of baptismal vows. The groundbreaking call, seen as a huge step in inter-church links, is made in the report of the Kirk’s Ecumenical Relations Committee to the General Assembly. The liturgy was devised by the Presbyterian denomination's Joint Commission on Doctrine, made up of officials from both churches. Following an extensive study period which looked at our common understanding of baptism, this new service is now being recommended by the Ecumenical...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen outlines a more restrained art of war

    03/06/2010 11:11:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 303+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/6/10 | Greg Jaffe
    Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined a new U.S. approach to war in a series of speeches this week that replaces overwhelming firepower with more restrained use of force to safeguard civilian lives. The speeches, delivered at Kansas State University and the Army's Fort Leavenworth, amount to a formal effort on the part of the chairman to codify how a decade of combat is changing the military's understanding of its role in battle and, more broadly, its place in U.S. foreign policy
  • Air Force: Joint Strike Fighter delayed, will cost much more than once expected

    03/02/2010 12:16:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 426+ views
    the hill ^ | 3/2/10 | Roxana Tiron
    The high-profile F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program will be delayed by two years and will be significantly over cost, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said on Tuesday. “We think it is probable that there will be a Nunn-McCurdy breach,” Donley said at a breakfast with defense reporters. The so-called Nunn-McCurdy law requires the military services or the Pentagon leadership to tell Congress when the price tag of a program increases significantly. The Pentagon then must certify to Congress that the program is still worth pursuing.
  • U.S., U.K. Share History, Values in Afghanistan

    01/26/2010 4:23:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    LONDON, Jan. 26, 2010 – “The United States has no closer ally than the United Kingdom,” Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here yesterday. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III gives his remarks to the All Parliamentary Group at the House of Parliament during a recent trip to London, England, Jan. 25, 2010. Lynn is visiting the United Kingdom to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries, Jan. 24, 2009. DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The two nations have a special relationship based on history, shared...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Receives Afghanistan Troop Request[Pentagon Spokesman 'Premature For Request']

    09/26/2009 5:21:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 556+ views ^ | September 25, 2009 |
    Mullen, accompanied by Gen. David Petraeus and other top military officials, met at Ramstein Air Base in Germany with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is expected to ask for 30,000 to 40,000 additional troops. Mullen is now headed back to the U.S., FOX News has confirmed. Mullen asked McChrystal for the meeting earlier in the week following the leak of McChrystal's strategic assessment to hear directly from his commander what resources and how many troops he will need to succeed in Afghanistan, aides told FOX News. "He wanted to understand the request for himself before it arrives in Washington and he...
  • Fox unlikely to air president's speech

    09/04/2009 11:47:49 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies · 1,416+ views ^ | 09/03/09 | Nellie Andreeva
    President Obama's televised primetime addresses are becoming a tougher sell to the broadcast networks than his sweeping health care reform has been to Middle America. A day after news broke of the president's plan to address a joint session of Congress on health care issues in primetime Wednesday, none of the Big Four networks have said it would carry the address live. Among other things, the nets have been waiting to hear when the address will start, with sources indicating Thursday night that the White House was leaning toward 8 p.m. After a brief honeymoon after Obama's January inauguration, the...
  • Student Arrested After Smoking Joint During Pro-Pot Essay At School

    06/06/2009 7:40:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 1,153+ views ^ | 06/05/09 | kirotv
    PURDY, Wash. -- A student presenting an essay at Peninsula High School in Purdy on Tuesday morning took out a marijuana joint, lit it, and began smoking it, police said. Read the essay here. See cell phone video. According to Pierce County sheriff's detective Ed Troyer, the student smoked the joint during his essay supporting the legalization of marijuana. He then finished his essay, sat down, finished smoking the joint and then ate the end after it was fully smoked. The teacher of the class contacted the school resources officer, a Pierce County sheriff's deputy, who found a small residual...
  • Afghan National Indicted for Alleged Ties To Terrorists - Los Angeles (Osama bin Laden)

    02/21/2009 5:31:28 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Federal officials said this morning they have indicted an Afghan national for lying about his alleged ties to terrorists in a bid to fraudulently obtain a U.S. passport. Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, 34, who was arrested without incident this morning at his Tustin residence by members of the joint terrorism task force, was named in a five-count indictment returned Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges Niazi hid associations with “Specially Designated Global Terrorists,” groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he
  • U.S., Iraqi Leaders Work Together on Iraqi-Funded Project

    10/22/2008 10:41:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 22, 2008 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with Iraqi officials to shore up construction on new piers and a seawall in Iraq’s southern province of Basra in the first Foreign Military Sales project for USACE in Iraq. With construction scheduled to begin at the end of the year at Umm Qasr, leaders from the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division and the Iraqi navy and Defense Ministry, along with contractors and support staff, met Oct. 16 to discuss the new conceptual design for the project. Foreign Military Sales is a program that allows the...
  • Further Success for Iraqi, UK Joint Security Operation in Basra (Thank You UK Soldiers)

    06/28/2008 5:05:32 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 125+ views ^ | Thursday, 26 June 2008 |
    ASRA — Operation Charge of the Knights, a joint operation involving UK Soldiers and the Iraqi Army, which aims to restore order and improve security in Basra, is making further progress. The Iraqi Army continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving the security situation in the city, carrying out a number of vehicle check points in recent days. Inspections were carried out on a number of vehicles which were going in and out of the city. In addition, numerous house searches were carried out, leading to multiple arrests of suspected militants. 140 rounds of 150mm High Explosive shells were also...
  • Renamed U.S. military base in Iraq reflects joint status

    06/17/2008 5:36:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 1st Lt. Lisa Spilinek, USAF
    6/17/2008 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFPN) -- The home of the Air Force's only wing in Iraq and the Army's logistical headquarters for supplies and shipments in the country has been renamed to reflect the dual nature of the base. Joint Base Balad is the new name for what used to be called Balad Air Base by the Air Force and Logistics Support Area Anaconda by the Army. The new name went into effect at midnight June 15 to coincide with the transfer of base support functions from the Army to the Air Force under the Base Operating Support...