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  • Unlocking a car with your brain. [video only]

    03/19/2014 6:27:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    sixtysymbols.com ^ | 3-19-2014 | Professor Roger Bowley
    Roger Bowley, a physics professor at the University of Nottingham, explains why holding a key fob next to your brain can help extend its signal. He also demonstrates the same effect using a bottle of water, which comes in handy when trying to unlock a car.
  • This Man Has a Key That Can Shut Down the Entire Internet

    03/19/2014 5:21:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Time.com ^ | 3-17-2014 | Laura Stampler
    Paul Klane, a father of two, was headhunted to be a part of the elite group that would be able to reboot the internet in case of a major cybersecurity crisis. And the man’s wide eyes indicates that he is keeping careful watch over his special key — that he happens to store in a plastic bag. “Each of the 14 primary keyholders owns a traditional metal key to a safety deposit box, which in turn contains a smartcard, which in turn activates a machine that creates a new master key,” reports The Guardian. The master key is used to...
  • Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

    02/12/2014 12:55:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    AP Science ^ | February 12, 2014 | MALCOLM RITTER
    In each trial, 192 laser beams briefly fired into a half-inch-long gold cylinder. The cylinder held a tiny ball that contained the fuel, which was a mix of two kinds of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. The energy from the lasers kicked off a process that compressed the ball by an amount akin to squeezing a basketball down to the size of a pea, said Debbie Callahan, an author of the paper. That created the extremely high pressure and temperatures needed to get the hydrogen atoms to fuse. It was all over in the blink of an eye, with the...
  • *Vanity* I have a safe deposit box key, now what? *Vanity*

    02/07/2014 12:33:10 PM PST · by null and void · 63 replies
    nully | 7 Feb 14 | nully
    Since FReepers know everything... Amongst my late father's effects we found a safe deposit box key. Little blue envelope, a box number hand written on the flap, nothing to identify which bank or branch. Is there some way short of going to each of the thousands of banks in a hundred mile radius to determine where the box might be?
  • Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote

    12/17/2013 6:11:47 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    AP and Fox News ^ | 17 Dec 13 | AP Staff
    <p>Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.</p> <p>Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.</p>
  • Will Annapolis council strip mayor-elect Pantelides of key powers? [Republican = Political)

    11/12/2013 1:58:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Maryland Capital Gazette ^ | November 11, 2013 | JACK LAMBERT with Elisha Sauers
    Mayor-elect Mike Pantelides’ honeymoon as the new chief executive of Annapolis might end before it begins, as City Council members say that next term they plan to revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Alderman Ross Arnett, D-Ward 8, said he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a full council-manager form of government. This would create a position similar to the current city manager, except that the official would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor. He or she would also manage all department heads. The mayor’s post would...
  • Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth

    05/07/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 5/7/13 | Greg Thomas
    Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth By Greg Thomas Source image via Wikipedia If a scientist came to you with a plan to tweak a gland in the center of your brain so that you may live to be 140 years old, you'd probably back out of the room slowly and go to file a police report, because that's creepy. But new research shows that it's not altogether impossible. A new report from researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx shows that scientists can tinker with the minds of...
  • "Rot in hell":Daughter's outburst about mom who has resurfaced after missing for ELEVEN years

    05/03/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 121 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2 May 2013 | | David Mccormack
    Full title - "'You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done to me': Daughter's twitter outburst about mom who has resurfaced after being missing for ELEVEN years" The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with her. Morgan Heist said Thursday that she's still trying to sort out why Brenda Heist would have decided to abandon her and her brother in Pennsylvania in 2002 and hitchhike with strangers to Florida. Morgan Heist is now a 19-year-old freshman at a community college...
  • Michelle Compares Obama to Biblical Figures

    07/01/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/12 | staff
    Michelle Obama speaks at AME Church conference in Nashville
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • My new Anglosphere hero is New Zealand's John Key

    05/28/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    Daniel Hannan/The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last updated: May 28th, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Is it possible for a Right-wing government to freeze spending and cut the deficit while remaining popular? As they say in New Zealand, ‘yih’. I’ve remarked before that, while no country is physically further from Britain, none is temperamentally closer. Yet there is a difference when it comes to public expenditure. A slowing of the rate of increase in the UK – there have, as yet, been no net cuts – is howled down as an assault on the poor directed by a clique of ancien régime aristocrats. In New Zealand, by contrast, ‘zero budgets’ are seen as prudent and...
  • Bankrupt Solyndra seeking to pay bonuses

    01/12/2012 2:58:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Washiington Times ^ | 1-11-12 | Jim McElhatton
    Now seems an unlikely time for handing out bonuses at bankrupt Solyndra LLC, but that’s the plan of company attorneys intending to dole out up to a half-million dollars to persuade key employees to stay put. Nearly two dozen Solyndra employees could receive bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each under a proposal filed by Solyndra’s attorneys in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The attorneys say the extra money will add motivation at a time when workers at the solar company have little job security and more responsibilities because so many of their colleagues have been fired. The names of...
  • Marco Rubio speaks in Key Largo

    08/29/2011 6:07:11 PM PDT · by rodguy911 · 80 replies
    Live on the scene report ^ | 9/29/11 | rodguy911
    Three hours ago over 200 eager supporters where at the Marriot Hotel in Key Largo to great America's great conservative hope Marco Rubio. Entering the doorway first of the panoramic third floor of the Marriot overlooking Fla. Bay with a huge thunderstorm in process was our House of Rep. lady Ileana ros Lehtinen. She stood in the doorway and posed for photos. I got to greet her as she entered and soon sheer pandemoneum erupted as Sen. Marco Rubio entered the doorway. Before he could get into the room he met and greeted dozens of well wishers, posed for photos...
  • Caption this photo

    05/15/2011 1:02:13 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 73 replies
    Roblog | May 15, 2011 | Dubya
    Please caption this photo in the comments. Best caption wins 100 internets!
  • Obama slights key Arab ally

    04/17/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/17/11 | MATT NEGRIN & MJ LEE
    President Obama told reporters on Thursday that his meeting with Qatar's emir was cordial and useful, complete with banter about tickets for the 2022 World Cup. But he struck a different tone later that night at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, saying Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani isn’t doing enough to promote democracy in his own country, even as the TV news network he sponsors promotes democracy to the entire region. The diplomatic gaffe was the result of the same “open mic” problem widely reported Friday: Obama thought he was speaking in confidence to Democratic donors, but CBS News’s Mark Knoller...
  • Jerry Brown abandons key part of his California budget plan. Now what?

    03/30/2011 7:23:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CSM ^ | 3/30/11 | Daniel B. Wood
    Gov. Jerry Brown of California cited a long list of Republican demands as the reason he dropped his plan for a special election in June to approve tax extensions for the California budget. Los Angeles Gov. Jerry Brown has dropped his plan to broker a bipartisan California budget by asking voters, in a special election in June, to extend taxes to close the state’s $26.4 billion gap by $12 billion. Budget cuts enacted by the Legislature and signed last week covered only $11.2 billion of the deficit. Mr. Brown, who needed just four Republicans to sign off on the special...
  • Obama Says Race a Key Component in Tea Party Protests

    03/02/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 3/2/11 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    In a new book, President Obama talks candidly about race and the presidency African-Americans have been an integral part of the White House since it was built in part by slaves. In Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, veteran U.S. News White House reporter Kenneth T. Walsh traces this sometimes fraught history from its roots all the way to the Barack Obama presidency. Click here to find out more! As he began his second year in office, Obama's presidency was not going well. His legislation to overhaul the healthcare system was still bogged down in...
  • Key U.S. official meets Egyptian authorities after $150 million aid promise

    02/21/2011 9:39:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/11 | Bridget Johnson
    A key U.S. official landed in Cairo on Monday to meet with military leaders and discuss the extra aid promised by Washington to help Egypt with its democratic transition. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns arrived days after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Egypt would be receiving an extra $150 million to help with the political transition. The $1.5 billion in foreign aid the U.S. gives annually to Egypt, which is unchanged in the State Department's budget.
  • Key military, intelligence assets imperiled in Egypt

    01/31/2011 6:58:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1+ views
    washington tiimes ^ | 1/31/11 | Rowan Scarborough
    U.S. military and intelligence agencies would lose vital air, land and sea assets if Egypt falls into the hands of radical Islamists, as Iran did in 1979, foreign policy analysts say. The U.S. armed forces are entwined with Egypt's military more than with any other Arab country’s. But if Islamists seize Cairo, as the mullahs captured Tehran, this complex relationship unravels. “Let me count the ways,” said Ken Allard, a retired Army colonel and military analyst. “They are our biggest strategic partner in the Middle East. At that point, you’ve lost your biggest Arab partner. Geostrategically, the mind boggles.”
  • Key Democrat warns on healthcare repeal bid

    01/23/2011 10:25:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 1/23/11 | reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans will be forced to vote separately on popular provisions of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law if they introduce a bill to repeal it, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Senator Chuck Schumer, who voted for President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform, said Republicans would not be allowed to have an up-or-down vote but instead would be asked to vote on individual components of the new law. "If the Republicans offer an amendment on the floor, then we will require them to vote on the individual protections in the bill that are very popular...
  • "O Key of David, Come" (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons)

    12/08/2010 9:00:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 8, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “O Key of David, Come” (Isaiah 22:20-25; Revelation 1:12-13, 17-18; 3:7-13; Luke 1:26-33)O Wisdom, O Adonai, O Root of Jesse. And now today, O Key of David, the fourth of the seven great O Antiphons. You see it there opposite Hymn 357, and it’s also in your bulletin. So let’s begin by praying together the Key of David antiphon: “O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness and in the shadow of death.” What...
  • Key Tax Breaks at Risk as Panel Looks at Cuts .

    10/25/2010 8:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/10 | Damian Paletta
    Sacrosanct tax breaks, including deductions on mortgage interest, remain on the table just weeks before the deficit commission issues recommendations on policies to pare back with the aim of balancing the budget by 2015. The tax benefits are hugely popular with the public but they have drawn the panel's focus, in part because the White House has said these and other breaks cost the government about $1 trillion a year.(Snip)At stake, in addition to the mortgage-interest deductions, are child tax credits and the ability of employees to pay their portion of their health-insurance tab with pretax dollars.
  • Railroad warehouse key to history of Oakland

    10/03/2010 9:13:51 PM PDT · by thecodont · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Over the howls of historians, Union Pacific plans to demolish an 1874 cavernous brick warehouse in West Oakland that is one of the last remnants of the transcontinental railroad. Designed for train repair, the towering structure was erected on the heels of the transcontinental railroad's arrival in Oakland, in the days when West Oakland was a national industrial center. "It tells the story of when railroads were the pioneer industry in California, and this was the center of it," said architect Randy Ruiz, one of 30 visitors Union Pacific allowed to tour the building recently. "It represents that can-do American...
  • Western races may hold key to Senate control

    08/31/2010 11:24:44 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | Susan Ferrechio
    While only a few political strategists are predicting a Republican takeover of the Senate in November, Democrats may, in fact, lose the Senate if they cannot win several key races in the West, where incumbents such as Washington's Patty Murray are fighting for their political lives against surprisingly strong GOP challengers. Pollsters and political experts rate the Washington Senate race a tossup, which is hardly good news for Murray as she seeks a fourth term. Other Democrats west of the Mississippi are also in difficult battles. In California, incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is in a statistical tie with her...
  • Christian singer Dana Key dead at 56

    06/07/2010 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 79+ views
    MSN Music News ^ | June 7, 2010 | MSN Entertainment
    Dana Key, one-half of the Christian rock group DeGarmo & Key, died at age 56 on Sunday from complications associated with a blood clot. His death was confirmed after singer Todd Agnew posted a goodbye letter to Key on his Web site Monday... ....Key and bandmate Eddie DeGarmo, who have known each other since grade school, began playing as DeGarmo & Key in 1978. Key has also released two solo albums.
  • To Sell Plan, White House Officials Focus On Four Key Aspects Of Health Reform

    05/18/2010 1:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 428+ views
    kaiser health news ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    White House officials eager to sell the most popular aspects of the health reform law are focusing on four areas to gain votes and popularity for key lawmakers ahead of November's midterm elections. Politico: "Top administration officials, who meet regularly with outside special interest groups to coordinate the public relations effort, have so far focused on expediting and amplifying four key areas of the new law: expanding coverage to young adults, covering sick people with pre-existing conditions or high medical costs, providing tax breaks to small businesses and helping a select group of seniors pay for prescription drugs." Politico reports...
  • Development aid key to terrorism fight: Clinton

    01/06/2010 8:58:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 737+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Christophe Schmidt
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an impassioned appeal Wednesday for greater US international development aid, saying it was vital to US and global security at a time of growing extremist threats. Development is a "strategic, economic and moral imperative," the top US diplomat said in a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. "We cannot stop terrorism or defeat the ideologies of violent extremism when hundreds of millions of young people see a future with no jobs, no hope, and no way ever to catch up to the developed world," she said....
  • Iraqi River Police protect key waterways

    09/06/2009 1:28:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 416+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi River Police (IRP) conducted operations here on the Tigris River to hone their skills in keeping Iraq’s waterways safe from terrorists, Sept. 1. The mission of the IRP is to provide search and rescue, safety patrol, and counter smuggling operations along the waterways of Iraq. Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq advisors, mentors and trainers help the IRP accomplish this mission. There are two advisors at the River Patrol. One is responsible for teaching waterborne operations, how to pilot the boats, and how to use the boats to conduct the operations found in the mission statement. The second advisor...
  • Mount Vernon to award Glenn Beck key to city (WA)

    09/02/2009 7:34:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 15 replies · 1,005+ views
    komonews.com ^ | 9/1/2009 | Bryan Johnson
    The mayor of Mount Vernon has made it official. Mayor Bud Norris says he will give the key to his city to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on September 26. Norris says Beck will deliver a short talk that night and become the first person to receive a key to the city in the six years Norris has been mayor. Protesters from the Skagit County Young Democrats walked outside city hall Tuesday with protest signs, one reading "Change the locks!"
  • " CROSS " ROADS

    07/28/2009 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies · 637+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    Cross roads are places where decisions are made , But are you standing in the light or in the shade ?! For truly without me you remain in the dark , And your defenses are weak not strong as a tree of oak and its bark , For it is under My shade and My Son , That you arrive on Mt. Zion , So tell me my children what will shall it be ?! The will of your flesh or My Tapestry ? For to carry your cross again and again , Leaves you with a bitter end ,...
  • U.S. Plans Key Role In Naming GM Board

    04/01/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 772+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/1/09 | Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr
    The Obama administration will play a key role in reshaping General Motors' board of directors over the next six months, potentially giving it even greater control in the management of the storied American manufacturer.
  • Strangers to business

    03/17/2009 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 18, 2009 | Janet Albrechtsen
    PICK the odd man out: Barack Obama, Kevin Rudd, John Key. Only one of them, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Key, has any material personal experience of how to make a dollar in the private sector. Rudd may be the wealthiest Prime Minister Australia has had, because of his wife’s admirable business acumen, but even that business is built on government contracts. Rudd’s experience is that of a lifelong public servant and politician, with a short stint as a consultant with KPMG. Obama is the world’s most famous community organiser, lawyer and, since 1996, full-time politician. Only Key - who was...
  • Toddler's lucky escape after getting key lodged in eye

    11/25/2008 11:06:34 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies · 695+ views
    mirror.co.uk news ^ | today | mirror.co.uk
    An American toddler has had a miracle recovery after getting a key lodged in his eye.
  • Obama's Secret Strategy

    10/01/2008 1:06:13 PM PDT · by epow · 34 replies · 1,650+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/07/08 | Christopher Ruddy
    Now that the conventions are behind us, the 2008 election is shaping up to be much closer than anyone would have believed months ago. Still, it will be an uphill battle for John McCain as Barack Obama has the advantage this year. If Obama wins, it should be a wake-up call to Republicans that the nation’s political landscape has dramatically changed, making it difficult for Republicans to win national elections. A key factor in the challenge facing Republicans is shifting demographics. States such as Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada, once considered solid red states, are now faltering for...
  • 68 Molecules May Hold the Key to Understanding Disease

    09/04/2008 12:26:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Why is it that the origins of many serious diseases remain a mystery? In considering that question, a scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has come up with a unified molecular view of the indivisible unit of life, the cell, which may provide an answer. Reviewing findings from multiple disciplines, Jamey Marth, Ph.D., UC San Diego Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, realized that only 68 molecular building blocks are used to construct these four fundamental components of cells: the nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), proteins, glycans...
  • Home-Front Support is Key to Success, Soldier Says

    06/26/2008 4:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 69+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2008 – Support from their fellow citizens is vital to the success of servicemembers fighting the war on terror, a soldier who earned the Bronze Star Medal in Iraq said today. “Support means everything,” Army Staff Sgt. John Aughtman saidin an interview on the “ASY Live” program on BlogTalkRadio. “A letter, a care package, a telephone call, a visit, a blanket -- anything means everything.” “ASY Live” is part of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which connects citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. As a squad leader,...
  • Man stabbed in the temple with a car key in Hagerstown[MD]

    12/17/2007 9:19:02 AM PST · by BGHater · 39 replies · 222+ views
    Herald-Mail ^ | 17 Dec 2007 | Heather Keels
    Authorities are searching for a woman they say might have stabbed her boyfriend in the head with a car key at a motel Sunday evening, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies arrived at Motel 6 near Valley Mall at about 5:15 p.m. and found a man in the lobby with a car key embedded in his right temple just above his ear, the department said in a news release. The victim, James Leon Jackson, 28, said he and his girlfriend had been arguing, and she stabbed him with the key in the parking lot and fled the scene, deputies...
  • Intel is key: High-ranking congressman says fort plays big role in U.S. defense

    12/01/2007 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 245+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The defense of the United States is going to require highly trained military intelligence professions, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Preparing critical intelligence providers is being done on this Southern Arizona post, said U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in January. Having an intelligence force that is the best will ensure the United States can counter any future enemy, he said. “It’s going to be the intelligence world that makes the difference,” he said after spending an afternoon on the post. It was Skelton’s first trip...
  • Empowering Iraqi Women Key to Country’s Future (The Radicals are gona HATE This!)

    11/05/2007 3:39:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 75+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2007 – Empowering Iraqi women to actively participate in reconstruction and reconciliation is critical to the country’s future, the manager of a newly formed provincial reconstruction team said today. “No society is going to be moderate where the women who represent a majority of the population are completely locked out,” Bobby Bran said. “And there’s probably no segment of society that is publically so weak but privately so strong.” Bran manages a nine-person provincial reconstruction team embedded with 214th Fires Brigade, deployed from Fort Sill, Okla., to Wasit province, southeast of Baghdad along the border with Iran....
  • Ramadi Unity Parade Marks Key Event in Iraqi Reconciliation

    10/26/2007 5:11:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2007 – A remarkable parade in Iraq’s Anbar province, openly attended by citizens from all walks of life, demonstrates that Iraqi reconciliation efforts are working, a coalition commander said today. “Out in al Anbar, which you know has been a difficult area about six months ago: a total change,” Army Brig. Gen. Dave Phillips told online journalists and bloggers during a conference call from Baghdad. “When they say there is an awakening, I think that's almost an understatement.” Phillips, deputy commanding general for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, said he personally attended an event earlier this...
  • ‘Civilian Surge’ Key to Securing Self-Sufficient Iraq

    10/22/2007 5:22:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 58+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2007 – The recent surge of troops and embedded provincial reconstruction teams to Iraq is providing unprecedented opportunity for Iraqi citizens, a coalition commander said today. “It really wasn’t until the EPRT, the ‘civilian surge’ … and the surge forces arrived that we began to make what I will call measurable progress along our lines of operations,” Army Col. Mike Garret told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call from Forward Operating Base Kalsu, south of Baghdad, shortly after he provided a televised operational update via satellite. Garrett commands the “Spartan” 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),...
  • Road Network Holds Key to Eastern Afghanistan Security

    10/17/2007 5:02:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 123+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2007 – A few-hundred-mile stretch of road through rugged, mountainous terrain is key to rebuilding Afghanistan’s economy and improving security in the country’s eastern region along the Pakistan border, a senior officer in the region said today. (Video) When finished, 400 kilometers of new road will connect farmers, merchants and government programs throughout the rural region, said Army Col. Chip Preysler, commander of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, which operates in the region. “They're enablers for the rest of the infrastructure and economic development. You've got to have the roads to connect the people, to get...
  • Training Afghan Army Remains Key to Stability, Craddock Says

    10/10/2007 4:59:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2007 – Training the Afghan National Army remains the key to stability in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO forces said in a Pentagon briefing today. Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, conducts a news conference at the Pentagon, Oct. 10, 2007. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, also said NATO must do more to stop narcotics cultivation --...
  • Trust Key as Marines Help Train Iraqi Army (Effort produces successful counterinsurgency patrols)

    09/05/2007 5:25:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 220+ views
    NEAR KARMAH, Iraq, Sept. 5, 2007 — Beginning at patrol bases within the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s area of operations, Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, are integrating forces with the Iraqi army and looking ahead to future joint tactical commitment. "Not only has the battalion integrated Iraqis on patrols, they’ve worked them into mission briefings, planning, intel, it shows a level of trust. The ultimate level is going to be putting Juundis (junior Iraqi personnel) on guard and letting the Marines sleep." Lt. Col. Woody Hesser Military Transition Team commander The integration comes as the...
  • Bush, Blair Call U.S.-U.K. Relationship Key to World Peace

    05/17/2007 5:16:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 324+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 – President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised each other’s courage and stressed the continuing importance of the U.S.-British partnership at the White House today in what may be their last joint news conference. Blair will step down June 27 after more than 10 years on the job. “I believe that the relationship between the United States of America and Britain is a relationship that is in the interests of our two countries and in the interests of the peace and stability of the wider world,” Blair said. “Sometimes it's a controversial relationship,...
  • Key Policies Of Sarkozy And Royal

    04/22/2007 1:34:21 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    Bell South ^ | 4-22-2007 | AP
    Key Policies of Sarkozy and Royal Published: 4/22/07, 4:05 PM EDT By The Associated Press (AP) - Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal go head to head for the French presidency on May 6. Here is a glance at some of their key policy differences. NICOLAS SARKOZY: ECONOMY: Wants to make overtime pay tax-free to encourage people to work more. EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION: Wants to postpone controversial issues in favor of adopting a simpler constitution by 2009, without another referendum. 35-HOUR WORKWEEK: Says it's not creating jobs as intended but would not abolish it. Wants to relax rules to let people work...
  • Fast sees culture as key to efforts (C.G. of Ft. Huachuca and the MI School)

    03/31/2007 12:22:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 333+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — To Fort Huachuca’s commander, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union can be considered like the good old days — when two adversaries geared up for field combat. Today, fixed combat, armored and infantry in planned battle formations are the past. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, who is also commander of the Intelligence Center on post, said Wednesday that American and coalition forces must be prepared for irregular war. Speaking to nearly 350 people at the three-day Training and Doctrine Command Cultural Awareness Summit, a gathering of military and education and industry leaders, she...
  • Iraq Key to Defense of U.S., Bush Tells Governors

    02/26/2007 4:41:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2007 – If the United States leaves Iraq before the job is done, the enemy will strike in America, President Bush told the National Governors Association at the White House today. Bush told the governors, who are in Washington for their annual meeting, that his main priority is protecting the homeland. Bush, a former Texas governor, explained his current strategy in the war on terrorism to the governors. “We've got a two-pronged strategy in dealing with (enemies),” he said. “One is to stay on the offense and bring them to justice, and two, spread the conditions...
  • Training, experienced leadership keys to success in Iraq

    02/21/2007 4:46:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Christopher Zahn
    Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, for whom this is their first combat tour, are faced with an array of missions that can be overwhelming to inexperienced Marines. Luckily, they have battle tested Marines like Cpl. Josh Z. Senbertrand, 21, from Cape May, N.J., to lead them. The short time between deployments has given birth to a generation of Marines tasting combat for the second, third, or even fourth time. HABBANIYAH -- War in a foreign place has once again given birth to innovative, confident and adaptable Marine leadership. Veterans of this conflict, like many previous campaigns throughout our...
  • Diebold reveals 'key' to e-voting?

    01/25/2007 1:55:46 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 45 replies · 1,010+ views
    CNET ^ | January 25, 2007 | Anne Broache
    Imagine if all it took to get inside widely-used Diebold electronic voting machines--perhaps with malicious intentions, such as installing tally-altering software on its memory card--was a photograph of the key to the system's physical lock. Thanks to a little help from the e-voting outfit itself, it may actually be that simple, a security researcher from Princeton University suggested this week. According to J. Alex Halderman, a computer science PhD student, a picture of the key published at Diebold's online store was a veritable blueprint for filing down ordinary hardware-store cabinet keys to an identical shape. Ross Kinard of the site...