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  • Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County (Texas)

    12/18/2013 6:45:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM | DREW KAREDES
    According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu. There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
  • The Many Disrupted Lives Under Obamacare

    12/12/2013 9:13:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/12/13 | Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    Deb McEneaney of Sag Harbor, N.Y., was jolted in November when her insurance company notified her that it was canceling a group health plan that had been tailor made for her and her husband and their family-run business. Her insurance broker assured her she had nothing to worry about when the administration began the formal rollout of Obamacare on Oct.1. But the insurance company, United Healthcare Oxford, subsequently wrote her saying that it would no longer allow group health plans for two people who were related because of new restrictions under the Affordable Care Act. “I don’t know if I...
  • #3909 - Son of Morsi...We Are Willing to Sacrifice Our Lives...

    07/15/2013 8:26:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    MEMRI ^ | 7/7/13
    ...We are willing to sacrifice our lives for this.
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • Obama: ‘We Have Already Saved Lives’ In Libya

    03/23/2011 1:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/23/11 | Edwin Mora
    ( - President Barack Obama, speaking from El Salvador, said that lives have been saved in Libya because of the U.S.-led military intervention there. “I just want to emphasize to the American people, because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives [in Libya],” Obama said on Tuesday. “In Benghazi, a city of 700,000 people, you had the prospect of [Muammar] Qaddafi’s forces carrying out his orders to show no mercy,” the president said. “That could have resulted in catastrophe in that town. Qaddafi’s forces have pulled back because of...
  • IBM's annual list of five innovations set to change our lives in the next five years

    12/29/2010 1:21:00 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 12/28/2010 | Ben Coxworth
    IBM has announced its fifth annual Next Five in Five – a list of five technologies that the company believes “have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.” While there are no flying cars or robot servants on the list, there are holographic friends, air-powered batteries, personal environmental sensors, customized commutes and building-heating computers.3D telepresence It may not be a flying car, but it’s definitely one we’ve seen in sci-fi movies before – the ability to converse with a life-size holographic image of another person in real time. The futurists at...
  • Mushroom hunter "massacre" claims 18 lives in Italy

    08/30/2010 12:28:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/29/10
    MILAN Aug 29 (Reuters) - At least 18 mushroom-lovers have been killed in accidents while hunting for their favourite fungi in the mountains and forests of northern Italy. Mountain rescuers say eager mushroom seekers are abandoning safety procedures as they don camouflage and hunt in darkness to protect coveted troves, la Repubblica newspaper reported on Sunday. "There is too much carelessness. Too many people don't give a darn about the right rules and unfortunately this is the result," Gino Comelli, head of the Alpine rescue service in northwest Italy's Valle di Fassa, told the newspaper.
  • Obamanomics: Touching lives $195,000 at a time (Hussein regime inflates job numbers w/new term)

    08/22/2010 4:13:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/10 | Rusty Weiss
    Obamanomics: Touching lives $195,000 at a timeBy Rusty Weiss Published: 2:04 PM 08/19/2010 Every time a report on the stimulus bill is released, one can almost hear the sound of ‘Yakety Sax’ playing in the background and the president’s team running around in frantic disarray. It isn’t simply the absurdity of a recent Government Accountability Report (GAO), finding that each job ‘created’ by the stimulus bill costs an average of $194,213. It’s the fundamental shell game that the administration is playing with the public regarding the numbers, a game that can only be interpreted one of two ways – either...
  • The auto industry lives. Can we admit that government intervention worked?

    08/02/2010 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 7+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/2/10 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Who could have imagined that the bailout of the auto industry, one of the single most unpopular moves by the Obama administration, would become one of its best talking points? But don't for an instant imagine that the comeback of the nation's rescued car companies, particularly General Motors, will change the way we debate government's role in the economy. When it comes to almost anything the government does, ideology trumps facts, slogans trump reality, and loaded words ("socialism") trump data. Let there be no mistake: Rescuing GM and Chrysler took political courage, and I want to put in a good...
  • Religious Affiliation of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 4:53:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 116 replies ^ | Dec 2005 |
    Religious Affiliation of the Signers of theDeclaration of Independence Religious Affiliation # ofsigners % ofsigners Episcopalian/Anglican 32 57.1% Congregationalist 13 23.2% Presbyterian 12 21.4% Quaker 2 3.6% Unitarian or Universalist 2 3.6% Catholic 1 1.8% TOTAL 56 100% Name of Signer State Religious Affiliation Charles Carroll Maryland Catholic Samuel Huntington Connecticut Congregationalist Roger Sherman Connecticut Congregationalist William Williams Connecticut Congregationalist Oliver Wolcott Connecticut Congregationalist Lyman Hall Georgia Congregationalist Samuel Adams Massachusetts Congregationalist John Hancock Massachusetts Congregationalist Josiah Bartlett New Hampshire Congregationalist William Whipple New Hampshire Congregationalist William Ellery Rhode Island Congregationalist John Adams Massachusetts Congregationalist; Unitarian Robert Treat Paine Massachusetts...
  • Rethinking the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 4, 2010 | Brion McClanahan
    Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825 that he intended the Declaration of Independence to be “an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.” Yet, he did not propose the Declaration should “find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of….” The last statement is the clearest articulation of what Jefferson and other members of the founding generation thought of the Declaration. It was a restatement of the rights of Englishmen, modeled in large part by previous works of English and American law. The Declaration was...
  • Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (Coolidge, 1926)

    07/04/2010 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Yardstick · 13 replies
    We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the impression created...
  • Does the Declaration of Independence Tell the Truth? (How are these truths "self-evident" ?)

    07/04/2010 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2010 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    At this time of the year, while most U.S. citizens are contemplating U.S. independence and the Declaration of Independence, I ask myself why, in 19 years of teaching in the New York Public Schools, I have not once heard the students gathered to sing in any assembly or forum "America the Beautiful," " God Bless America," or "My Country ‘Tis of Thee?"  The National Anthem has only been sung once a year at the graduation ceremonies.  This serious omission of patriotic fervor can be attributed to the leftist influence on the school system.  Most leftists believe the Declaration of Independence...
  • Jefferson changed 'subjects' to 'citizens' in Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2010 3:00:07 PM PDT · by justlurking · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2010-07-03 | Marc Kaufman
    "Subjects." That's what Thomas Jefferson first wrote in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to describe the people of the 13 colonies. But in a moment when history took a sharp turn, Jefferson sought quite methodically to expunge the word, to wipe it out of existence and write over it. Many words were crossed out and replaced in the draft, but only one was obliterated. Over the smudge, Jefferson then wrote the word "citizens." No longer subjects to the crown, the colonists became something different: a people whose allegiance was to one another, not to a faraway monarch....
  • Jefferson changed 'subjects' to 'citizens' in Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2010 | Marc Kaufman
    "Subjects." That's what Thomas Jefferson first wrote in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to describe the people of the 13 colonies. - - - - - B I G - - - - - - -S N I P - - - - But in a moment when history took a sharp turn, Jefferson sought quite methodically to expunge the word, to wipe it out of existence and write over it. Many words were crossed out and replaced in the draft, but only one was obliterated. Over the smudge, Jefferson then wrote the word "citizens."
  • US Catholics Reflect on the Declaration of Independence: Do we Still Hold These truths?

    07/03/2010 4:08:00 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights - that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men" The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America. The principles they communicate have informed our history as a free people and inspired our neighbors in other parts of the world to stand up against all forms of tyranny. As we reflect upon the text this weekend we need...
  • Thomas Jefferson Used ‘Subjects’ Instead of ‘Citizens’ in Early Declaration of Independence

    07/02/2010 10:08:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 02 Jul 2010 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON - Library of Congress officials say Thomas Jefferson made a Freudian slip while penning a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. In an early draft of the document, which is kept under lock and key in one of the Library's vaults, Jefferson referred to the American population as "subjects," then replaced it with the word "citizens," a term he used frequently throughout the final draft.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | July 4, 2010 | annem040359
    “IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Novelty Toy Saved WWII Paratroopers Lives

    05/28/2010 3:10:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,506+ views
    AP via ^ | Jul 2001 | PHIL DAVIS
    TAMPA, Fla. (June 3) - Capt. Sam Gibbons knew his mission was in trouble when he hit the ground in the early hours of the D-Day invasion 63 years ago. The future congressman's 101st Airborne troops were scattered far from their intended drop zone. And the only nearby soldiers he could see where German. "People are always talking about behind enemy lines. Hell, there ain't no lines in combat," said Gibbons, who was 24 when he parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944. "We jumped right on top of the Germans." On the ground, in the dark, the scattered American...
  • As Afghan Opium Blight Spreads, Farmers' Lives Wilt

    05/19/2010 1:15:42 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 28 replies · 1,009+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | May 18 2010 | Mohammad Elyas Daee, Abubakar Siddique
    LASHKAR GAH -- Aziz Ahmad is a deeply worried man. With two wives and seven children at home, the 30-year-old farmer depends entirely on his opium-poppy crop to make a living. This year, it's proving to be an increasingly difficult task. First, falling water tables stunted his crop. Then a mysterious blight emerged to destroy most of what remained. In a normal growing season, Ahmad's 4-hectare plot in the Washer district of Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province yields 100 kilograms of opium -- enough to cover his debts and ensure his family's survival over the winter. This year he managed to...

    04/03/2010 1:28:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Jedediah ^ | Jedediah
    The Stone is rolled away Borders are coming down I say ! Proclaim it ! Believe it ! For it is so ! ! ! Now continue to walk in it " Freedom " \o/ For the borders have been broken through ! My Spirit ( Breath of the Holy of Holies ) is your guide and messenger of delight but not just of a oneness but in fellowship with my true and obedient Bride for she is constructed of true worship in my love , an ornament of beauty upon the Tree of Life and the Apple of my...
  • Face of Defense: Health Care Provider Saves Lives

    03/25/2010 4:49:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | 2nd Lt. Mark Lazane, USAF
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 25, 2010 – A U.S. military health care provider now serving with a reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Paktika province said the austere conditions that exist there fail to deter his commitment to help the Afghan people. Navy Lt. J.g. Vincent Lopez looks at a medical chart for a sick child with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Afghanistan’s Paktika province, March 22, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “There are definitely obstacles to overcome,” said Navy Lt. j.g. Vincent “Doc” Lopez, a physician assistant from...
  • Imprisoned for Saving American Lives

    02/22/2010 9:01:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 650+ views
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 2/22/10 | John L. Work
    Former U.S. Army Master Sergeant John Hatley is now serving a forty year sentence in Leavenworth prison. He was convicted by a 2009 Court Martial of murdering four Iraqi insurgent arrestees in Baghdad following a 2007 ambush and firefight, and dumping the bodies into a Baghdad canal. Two other Sergeants with the Alpha Company 1-18 1st Infantry were also convicted and sent to prison. Hatley’s wife, Kim Hatley, is leading a crusade to win clemency for her husband. I recently spoke with her by telephone. A veteran of six years as an Intel-analyst and Crypto-analyst with the U.S. Army 18th...
  • Couch Potatoes May Have Shorter Lives

    01/11/2010 6:15:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 848+ views ^ | 1/11/10 | Rachael Rettner
    Lounging in front of the tube not only eats up hours in your day, it may also shorten your life, according to a new study. The study, which looked at the connection between watching TV and death for 8,800 Australian adults, found that each hour of TV-viewing was associated with an 11 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and an 18 percent increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. These findings held true even after the researchers took into account other factors that could raise the risk of dying, such as age, gender, waist circumference and exercise habits....
  • Ohio Family Lives with Deer Friend

    12/10/2009 2:03:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2,401+ views
    cbs ^ | 12/10/09 | staff
    CBS) The words, "Yes, dear," have a whole new meaning in one Ohio household. This family has a deer living inside their house. Dillie the deer has lived with the Buteras in Canal Fulton, Ohio, for the past five years. Abandoned by her mother at birth, because the mother incorrectly thought she was blind, Dillie has since become part of another family -- a family of humans.
  • Killing Terrorists Saves Lives

    11/12/2009 11:47:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 226+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/12/09 | Evelyn Gordon
    When four Knesset members proposed legislation last week to institute the death penalty for child murderers, it revived a long-dormant Israeli debate over the pros and cons of this penalty in general. The latest installment, in today’s Jerusalem Post, supports the current de facto ban on executions, arguing that they deter neither murderers nor terrorists. Regardless of whether that’s true, it misses the point: Israel desperately needs a death penalty for hard-core terrorists — not as a deterrent but to prevent them from being released to kill again. And, equally important, to spare the country wrenching emotional blackmail over kidnapped...
  • Rotating Bed Credited With Saving Lives

    10/21/2009 2:46:05 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies · 1,399+ views
    WRTV 6 ^ | 10/21/09 | Stacia Matthews
    DANVILLE, Ind. -- A high-tech, rotating bed already saving lives at Indiana hospitals could be critical in the fight against the H1N1 flu. Hendricks Regional, Methodist and St. Vincent hospitals are using the RotoProne bed, a complex contraption that helps alleviate lung pressure and restore normal breathing, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported...

    10/14/2009 7:24:25 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 25 replies · 844+ views
    Jealousy is not a condition but a choice and though some may seem as though they are deserving truly this is reproach before my spirit and my altar “ strange fire “ , so as to keep with the findings of their fleshly worship “true paganism “ , for to craft your own belief into existence as a god is truly blasphemy and reckless abandonment to the true foundation of my love . So vanity and this hideous nature create a stench to my nostrils and ways (Isaiah 30) for it is truly an empty sounding gong before my (...
  • Afghan Soldiers Train to Save Lives

    03/09/2009 4:50:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. David Hopkins, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 9, 2009 – Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division’s Company C, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, are equipping Afghan National Army soldiers with the skills they need to save lives. Afghan National Army soldiers transport a U.S. soldier simulating wounds to an ambulance after stabilizing him during a medical training exercise at Forward Operating Base Fenty in northeastern Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2009. The ANA soldiers completed the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Under Fire program after six weeks of training. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Hopkins  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Airman saves lives in Afghanistan

    12/24/2008 3:57:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 926+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Laura Ropelis, USAF
    12/24/2008 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- An Air Force Special Operations Command Airman saved lives in Afghanistan April 6 during a lengthy battle by calling in airstrikes to protect his team. Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner, a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom as the primary joint terminal attack controller while attached to special forces team Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, 3rd Special Forces Group. Then a senior airman, Sergeant Rhyner was part of a 130-man combined assault force whose mission was to enter...
  • Combat Medic Training Evolves to Save Lives (MEDIC! CORPSMAN!)

    11/18/2008 3:13:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,236+ views
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 18, 2008 – One day before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Army senior leaders put into place a plan to overhaul the service’s combat medic training. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Haney delivers a review of the combat medics’ performance in the “blood lab” at the Department of Combat Medic Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The medics must work through the lab using a combination of soldier and medic skills administering aid, but watching for hidden dangers such as homemade bombs and enemy weapons. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Yeah Right Video of the Day

    11/06/2008 3:10:42 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 4 replies · 626+ views
    Onion video on Obama win causes obsessive supporters to realize how empty their lives are.
  • New First-Aid Products Could Save Lives, Officials Say

    10/17/2008 5:43:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 538+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2008 – Two new first-aid products being sent into the combat theater could save more soldiers’ lives, Army medical officials said at a Pentagon news conference Oct. 15. Test results from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Institute of Surgical Research showed Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over what’s currently used in the field, Army Col. (Dr.) Paul Cordts of the Army surgeon general’s office said. “These products improve survival, result in less blood loss and improved post-injury blood pressures,” he said. Excessive blood loss is the No. 1...
  • Airmen train Iraqis to save lives

    03/25/2008 5:15:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan, USAF
    3/25/2008 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Nine Iraqi firefighters graduated the Basic Firefighter Skills Course here as Airmen of the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Fire Department trained the newest graduates March 24 at Ali Base. The six-week course teaches students "the basics of fighting fires, search and rescue and lifesaving skills," said Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Horne, the 407th ECES fire chief. Hazim Nadoom, an Iraqi who has been translating the course for the firefighters since 2006, said the course is working. "We have a guy from two classes ago who was able to save a little baby and...
  • Concerned Iraqi Citizen Movement Saves American Lives

    11/02/2007 6:46:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 162+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2007 – Iraqi citizens are increasingly coming together to voluntarily battle al Qaeda in Iraq, thereby saving American lives and reshaping military operations in the country, a coalition commander said today. “The willingness of the Sunni population to turn on (al Qaeda) has been a watershed in this war; there’s no other word for it,” Army Col. Martin Stanton told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call from Baghdad. Stanton is chief of reconciliation and engagement for Multinational Corps Iraq. “The ‘concerned local citizens’ are responsible for a significant drop in U.S. casualties,” he said. For...
  • Soldiers remember Iraqi man’s sacrifice that saved their lives

    08/30/2007 6:04:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 692+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — A routine meeting on Aug. 18 became a saga of tragedy and heroism when one young Iraqi man gave his life to save his family and his friends in the U.S. Army. The Soldiers he saved that day say they will never forget the man’s sacrifice. The plan was to visit a leader of the al-Arafia Concerned Citizens Program. After a hectic month of raids and route clearance missions, the scouts of 2nd platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, weren’t worried about that day’s particular...
  • America Supports You: Wounded Troops Get Help Rebuilding Lives

    08/20/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2007 – A charitable group in Washington state has made it its goal to create warm, safe and accessible homes for injured veterans. The “Heroes at Home” program aims to help military families and veterans remain in the homes they own and the communities in which they live and contribute to, said Becky Carter, program manager of veterans housing for the Washington-based group “Rebuilding Together.” The program is a charitable partnership between Rebuilding Together, a national volunteer home-rehabilitation organization, and Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores. Through the Heroes at Home...
  • Successful strategy has Soldiers living in Baghdad neighborhoods, saving lives

    02/07/2007 6:51:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Mike Daschel
    BAGHDAD — Basing Iraqi Army and U.S. troops at an outpost in central Ghazaliya is a first in the Iraqi capital. Combat Outpost (COP) “Casino” has been operating for the past two weeks with Soldiers from Company C, Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment. Being based in Ghazaliya has seen its share of success stories. Just days after moving in, Cpl. Peter Callahan, a medic, saved the life of a 4-year-old girl who was brought in by her family with a pulse below 40 beats per minute. After checking her wounds and giving her initial aid, Soldiers evacuated the girl and her...
  • U.S., Iraqis neutralize enemy, save lives

    02/04/2007 8:35:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Dustin Perry
    CAMP ADDER — Thirty seconds. Within a short sliver of time, a dozen U.S. soldiers, conducting a routine convoy operation, endured an engagement with the enemy under the Baghdad twilight, quickly and safely quashed the threat with a textbook reaction, and came away with a war story they will be able to take home and tell to their grandkids one day. Answering to the radio call sign "Earthpig 66," the 12 members of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment convoy logistics patrol team regularly escort supply trucks and other vehicles to and from countless locations throughout Iraq. During...
  • Barbara Lee lives her family's creed (Barf Alert!)

    01/30/2007 9:41:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 566+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 1/30/07 | Dave Newhouse
    IT'S A QUESTION we should all ask ourselves: Do we have the courage and conviction to stand up for what we believe in, even if everyone around us opposes our position? Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, tested her own character in 2001. In the emotional aftermath of 9/11, she cast the only "no" vote atop Capitol Hill regarding the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. That made the vote a staggering 518-1 against Lee, not to mention the overwhelming public opinion in a revenge-minded America stacked against her. Facing such tsunami-like opposition, she held strong. But where did she find the backbone...
  • Optimists may have longer lives

    12/22/2006 10:22:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 807+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/06 | Amy Norton
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Optimists may enjoy longer lives than people with a dimmer outlook on the future, a long-term study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 7,000 adults followed since their college days in the 1960s, those who were optimistic in their youth had a lower risk of dying over the next 40 years than their more pessimistic peers. On average, the most pessimistic study participants were 42 percent more likely to die of any cause than the most positive participants, according to findings published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The results echo those of a...
  • Afghan Interpreters Save Lives, Impart Knowledge

    11/01/2006 5:52:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 230+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky
    FORT POLK, La., Nov. 1, 2006 —Imagine traveling thousands of miles to a foreign land where very few speak your language, where the customs, weather, environment and mannerisms are all different. Thankfully, for members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) who came to Fort Polk, La., to train at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), there was a helping hand: interpreters. While they don't wear the camouflage uniform of the soldiers, Afghan interpreters tend to blend. However, Hassan Wilson, a native Afghan who has been interpreting for two years between American and Afghan forces, said their role is vital. "What...
  • A little sunshine in lives of wounded vets

    10/09/2006 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 457+ views
    JACKSON'S GAP, Ala. — Army Pfc. Joshua Stein grew up in the water, swimming, diving and spearfishing at his native island of Saipan in the Pacific Ocean. Now, however, Stein is learning to water-ski without his legs, which were blown off when a roadside bomb hit the Bradley fighting vehicle he was driving. With help, Stein straps his scarred body into a cradle fitted on a single, wide ski. Then, he grasps the tow rope with a right arm covered with skin grafts and rises out of the water, grinning and giving a thumbs-up with his mangled left arm, as...
  • Soldiers improving lives of Iraqi children

    10/08/2006 6:33:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 666+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Allison Churchill
    Two Iraqi girls pose with stuffed animals they received after being treated at the Civil Military Operations Center clinic on the Radwaniya Palace Complex. Photo taken by Spc. Allison Churchill, Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. CAMP LIBERTY — In the midst of moving barriers and taking part in other logistics missions throughout Baghdad, Soldiers from one support brigade are working on leaving a personal impression on Iraqi citizens. The Soldiers from 589th Brigade Support Battalion, Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, have collected and delivered clothes, toys and other items to the clinic at the Civil Military Operations Center...
  • Legacy of Fallen Citadel Grad Lives On at Afghanistan Post

    09/07/2006 4:28:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Chris Miller, USAF
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2006 – For the last five years, here in the heart of Afghanistan’s largest city, lies the nerve center for the command and control of Operation Enduring Freedom, the mission to defeat al Qaeda and associated terrorist movements. Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan is a coalition of 26 nations headquartered inside a brick-walled compound named after a graduate of The Citadel: U.S. Army Capt. Daniel W. Eggers. Eggers, a former Green Beret, lost his life in Afghanistan on May 24, 2004, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near Kandahar. He was leading his Special Forces A...
  • Fighting In Darfur 'Threatens 3M Lives'

    09/06/2006 6:25:10 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | David Blair
    Fighting in Darfur 'threatens 3m lives' By David Blair, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 07/09/2006) Three million lives will be at risk in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur if renewed fighting sabotages the international relief effort, Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, said yesterday. Kofi Annan says that the imminent withdrawal of the African Union soldiers puts the international relief operation in jeopardy The warning came as the African Union, an alliance of 53 countries on the continent, confirmed it will withdraw its mission from the area. Sudan's regime has told the union to remove its 5,000 soldiers and 2,000 civilian staff...
  • Knives of GIs’ lives: Blades were made in crucible of war

    09/05/2006 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,818+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Certain knives tell stories. But, unfortunately, many of these stories remain mysteries. “Trapper Jon” Carpenter has a number of special knives made by World War II GIs, each with some kind of story behind its making. He once had a knife that was tailored for or by some soldier. It was different, Carpenter said. The handle was personal. On the butt of the handle, underneath Plexiglas, was the photo of a GI’s family, he said. “I wanted to know about that family and the person who carried it (the knife),” Carpenter said. Today, there is an increase...
  • Marine’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives

    08/29/2006 7:11:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,116+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2006 — A Marine’s quick thinking, coupled with a series of well-aimed shots, saved lives July 27, according to Marines and Iraqi soldiers serving here. Cpl. Jeff Globis’ split-second decision to verbally warn near-by Marines and Iraqi soldiers of an approaching suicide bomber while he was standing post at a military outpost here allowed others to avoid a potentially life-threatening explosion. Manning an observation point at the combat outpost, the 23-year-old infantryman saw the speeding truck break through the base’s protective barriers. Globis opened fire on the vehicle, which was loaded with hundreds of pounds of...
  • New combat medic training designed to save lives

    08/08/2006 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 387+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Michael O’Neal
    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (Army News Service, Aug. 8, 2006) – The new Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training is ensuring medics understand the difference between garrison and combat trauma care. Medics at Camp Bondsteel recently participated in the new course, taught via video teleconference by the Army’s Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. The weeklong course tested student medics through a simulated combat scenario that involved treating Soldiers wounded by IEDs and small arms fire. Qualified instructors measured medics’ skills during a culminating field exercise, and medics were also given a written test to...
  • Artists Lend Talents to Transforming Military Amputees (Reading may cause Blurry Screen)

    07/25/2006 4:40:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 441+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – Seeing his artistry on the big screen was a bit of a rush, but former Hollywood sculptor Chuck O'Brien said it's nothing compared to the satisfaction he gets using his art to help transform military amputees. Army Spc. Adam Standfuss, a Minnesota Army National Guardsman wounded in Iraq, looks on as artist Robert Rubino paints a new artificial hand for him at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Photo by Michael Dukes  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "You can't go wrong working with heroes," O'Brien said as he sat side by side with two...