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  • Walter Williams: Unnecessary Loss of Life

    09/29/2015 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the media and do-gooders who are all too ready to demonize troops involved in a battle that produces noncombatant deaths, so-called collateral damage. According to a Western Journalism article by Leigh H Bravo, "Insanity: The Rules of Engagement" (, our troops fighting in Afghanistan cannot do night...
  • Tensions rise over women in combat

    09/20/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kristina Wong & Rebecca Kheel
    A battle is brewing in Washington over the military's push to open all combat units to women. The Marine Corps is reportedly poised to ask that some positions remain available only to men, following a nine-month study that found units with all genders did not perform as well in combat. The issue is stirring a passionate debate in the military community, pitting the Marine Corps against its own service secretary and creating a bitter divide on the House Armed Services Committee. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who is the service secretary for the Marine Corps, blasted the study of the Marine...
  • Marines seek to close combat jobs to women

    09/18/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | September 18, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Marine Corps is expected to ask that women not be allowed to compete for several front-line combat jobs, inflaming tensions between Navy and Marine leaders, U.S. officials say. The tentative decision has ignited a debate over whether Navy Secretary Ray Mabus can veto any Marine Corps proposal to prohibit women from serving in certain infantry and reconnaissance positions. And it puts Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant who takes over soon as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at odds with the other three military services, who are expected to open all of their...
  • Navy Secretary Mabus rejects Marine report showing women perform worse than men in combat roles

    09/11/2015 11:30:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus criticized Friday the findings of a new Marine report that all-male combat units perform better on a number of tactical tasks than mixed-gender units. Mr. Mabus, the civilian secretary who leads the Navy Department — including the Marine Corps — has called for the Navy to open combat jobs to women, and said the latest report may have been tainted by negative attitudes from the beginning. “They started out with a fairly largely component of the men thinking this is not a good idea, and women will not be able to do this,” he said in...
  • Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Walks Back Complaints About Size of Fleet

    09/01/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Aaron MacLean
    You expect senior Obama administration defense appointees to be budget hatchetmen—that just comes with the territory—but Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s new remarks to Politico on the size of the Navy achieve impressive levels of partisan hackwork coming from a Pentagon official. The issue is the ongoing debate over whether it is fair for Republicans to complain, as Mitt Romney famously did while debating the president in 2012, that the Navy’s surface fleet is about as small as it’s been since the First World War. Despite Obama’s snarky response at the time (“Governor, we also have fewer horses and...
  • Obama Navy chief fires back at GOP

    08/31/2015 6:25:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/15 | Philip Ewing
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants to torpedo all the talk about a shrinking U.S. battle fleet. Republican presidential candidates are pushing a “narrative,” Mabus said, that President Barack Obama has weakened the military and, in particular, the Navy, at a time of growing demands on American power around the world. But in an interview with POLITICO, Mabus fired a salvo at critics he said don’t know what they’re talking about. “I have this funny thing about facts,” he laughed in his office on the Pentagon’s E-Ring, surrounded by paintings of classic warships. “I like to get facts into the equation.”...
  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab

    08/18/2010 11:00:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | August 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles: “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we...

    01/31/2014 7:23:19 AM PST · by Saoirise · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/31/2014 | Diana West
    I can’t believe I’m writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial – again. Twice, Hutchins’ conviction by a military court martial for unpremeditated murder in Iraq has been overturned due to factors precluding a fair trial. That means that twice, following Hutchins’ initial conviction in 2007, he has been released from the brig a free man. After his conviction was overturned the first time, there were eight months of freedom in 2010. Then, on the day his wife Reyna found out she was pregnant with their second child, Hutchins, a third-generation Marine, returned to prison....
  • Navy’s second-ranking civilian resigns amid criminal investigation

    01/15/2014 6:43:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Craig Whitlock
    An intensifying criminal investigation of an alleged contracting scheme involving a top-secret Navy project has resulted in the forced resignation of the service’s second-ranking civilian leader, according to officials and court documents. Robert C. Martinage, the acting undersecretary of the Navy, stepped down after his boss, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, asked for his resignation “following a loss of confidence in [his] abilities to effectively perform his duties,” according to a statement the Navy released Wednesday. Navy officials said Martinage was pressured to quit after investigators looking into his role in the top-secret program discovered that he was having an affair....
  • New Navy rules take aim at alcohol abuse, smoking (Breathalyzers on ships)

    03/05/2012 8:49:32 PM PST · by same old song · 44 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 03/05/2011 | Bill Bartel
    The Navy will take a more aggressive approach to curbing alcohol and drug abuse and continue moving toward a smoke-free force under initiatives announced this afternoon by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. In response to concerns about alcohol abuse, particularly among younger sailors and Marines, the department this year will install Breathalyzers on every ship so that crew members coming aboard to work will be tested. Crew members already on board will be randomly tested. If a sailor is found to be intoxicated, he or she will be subject to counseling and treatment but not formal reprimand or punishment. The machines...
  • Navy ship-naming by Secretary mired in controversy The USS John Murtha?

    02/15/2012 7:54:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | 2/15/12 | Rick Moran
    The USS Medgar Evers? The USS John Murtha? The USS Cesar Chavez? Our Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, has this diversity thing down cold. Each one of those ships was in a class that previous names of their sister ships had nothing to do with civil rights, or corrupt Democratic politicians. Ships are usually named after states, cities, even famous explorers and war heroes. But Mabus has injected partisanship into this tradition, naming another ship for Democrat Gabriel Giffords, who has shown courage in her recovery from an assassination attempt but had expressed little interest in the military during her career...
  • USNS Cesar Chavez? Navy asked to explain policy for naming ships

    12/05/2011 12:00:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 5, 2011
    The Senate wants the Navy to explain how it selects names for new ships in the wake of controversy over the naming of a ship in memory of labor leader Cesar Chavez. A little-noticed provision of a defense bill that passed the Senate last week would direct the Navy to submit a report to Congress on its naming of vessels. The provision was sought by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who told reporters in a conference call last week that in light of recent controversies over ship namings, the Navy should seek "more input and think more carefully about who we’re...
  • Biden to give keynote speech at energy summit

    08/07/2011 10:36:03 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/04/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Vice President Biden is slated to deliver the keynote address at a Las Vegas energy summit hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) later this month. The fourth annual National Clean Energy Summit will also feature remarks from Center for American Progress President John Podesta, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), among others. “The Obama administration has proven time and again it understands the importance of building a competitive 21st-century economy through clean energy investments and policies that are focused on putting people back to work, reducing costs for consumers and...
  • Kilo Co 3/1 Haditha Marines

    07/15/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by polarbear1605 · 13 replies
    Defend Our Marines.Com ^ | July 13, 2011 | Bob Weimann
    Sins of the Generals: Indefinite Delay From the North County Times: “Wuterich Trial Postponed Indefinitely” by Mark Walker Not much of an article there Mr. Walker. For example, there is no explanation of the descriptor “Indefinitely”. Where is the rest of the story? …as they say.
  • San Diego area Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez

    05/17/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 56 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | May 17, 2011 | LA TIMES
    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release....
  • Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push ("..come for the ride,but [GOP] gotta sit in back")

    10/25/2010 4:11:55 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10/25/10 | David Espo
    He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."... Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it," declared Democrat Frank Caprio, battling Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee in a gubernatorial race rated tight in the polls. Chafee endorsed Obama during the 2008 campaign for the White House.
  • Obama Administration Moves Long-Term Gulf Plan Forward. EPA Administrator to lead.

    09/28/2010 8:51:38 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    EPA ^ | 09/28/2010 | Adora Andy, Beci Brenton
    The restoration plan, written by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, was submitted to the president today…the Mabus report recommends that Congress authorize a Gulf Coast Recovery Council. The recovery council would include representatives from the states and federally recognized gulf tribes. A key recommendation in the report is that Congress dedicates a significant amount of any civil penalties obtained from parties responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into a Gulf Coast Recovery Fund… The president has decided to follow this recommendation, and congressional action is critical to the overall effort… The president will not let the recovery process wait until...
  • Obama's spill recovery chief will be part-time (Navy Secretary Ray Mabus)

    06/18/2010 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies · 343+ views
    AP ^ | June 18, 2010 | MATT APUZZO and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environmentalists said the job demands someone's full attention. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who oversees 900,000 Navy and Marine personnel, is inheriting an amorphous second job as the Obama administration's leader of long-term environmental and economic planning. His task is no less than rebuilding a region still suffering after Hurricane Katrina and beset by decades of environmental problems. Mabus won't resign from his Navy job. When President George W. Bush picked Donald Powell to lead the recovery after Hurricane...
  • Obama picks Son of the Gulf' Ray Mabus to lead restoration...(MABUS?)

    06/16/2010 10:39:23 PM PDT · by TaraP · 88 replies · 1,175+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 16th, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's selection of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi governor, as his go-to person in charge of developing a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan won widespread praise Wednesday. While details are sketchy, the selection of Mabus, which Obama announced Tuesday night in an Oval Office speech to the nation, is meant to quell rising unease, especially on the Gulf Coast, about the government's response to the eight-week-old oil spill. Describing Mabus as a "son of the Gulf," Obama said, "the plan will be designed by states, local communities, tribes, fishermen, businesses, conservationists, and other Gulf...
  • Navy to name next ship after late Rep. John Murtha

    04/23/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies · 1,862+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2010
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Navy is naming its next amphibious ship after the late western Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement Friday at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. Murtha's family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were in attendance.
  • EDITORIAL: Sink the Murtha--The Navy can do better than honoring this hack

    04/14/2010 6:53:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Editorial
    The late Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, has achieved his highest undeserved honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has decided to name the Navy's newest San Antonio Class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 the USS John P. Murtha. This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood. Murtha made his views known after details emerged about a firefight in Haditha in November 2005 in which 24 Iraqis were killed. Murtha accused the Marines of engaging in premeditated murder and agreed with MSNBC's...
  • Obama argues for health care effort on Fox News

    03/18/2010 11:25:27 AM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 15 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 03/18/10 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday took to the Fox News Channel, derided by his White House as a wing of the Republican Party, to sell his embattled health care overhaul in an interview punctuated with interruptions from the host and chiding from the guest. Obama sat down with "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier in the executive mansion's Blue Room to talk about a health care plan that is inching toward final passage. Several times Obama chided Baier for breaking into his lengthy answers with follow-up questions. "Bret, you've got to let me finish my answers," Obama told Baier,...
  • Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia

    11/30/2009 2:45:02 PM PST · by Saoirise · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    Eagles UP | 11/30/2009 | Elyse A. Buongiorno
    Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Monday, December 7, 2009 Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm Location: Naval Station Norfolk City/Town: Norfolk, VA Description As most of you already know, some of our military’s most elite, the Navy SEALs are under fire from the US Government for none other than bloodying the lip of one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe & Petty Officer...
  • Obama's speech at Fort Hood

    11/12/2009 7:19:57 AM PST · by GauchoUSA · 16 replies · 1,202+ views
    The Week ^ | 11/12/09 | David Frum, Atlantic, Jules Crittenden, Time
    President Obama was put to the test in his first major speech as "healer-in-chief" after the Fort Hood tragedy. While eulogizing Maj. Nidal Hasan's victims, Obama had to soothe bereft families, navigate the thorny issues of Islam and terrorism, and reaffirm the American spirit, all without sounding trite. For some, he also needed to erase the memory of his first, much-criticized public remarks on the massacre. (Watch Obama's speech at Fort Hood.) While some commentators are calling the eulogy his "best speech ever," others don't agree.
  • Navy Secretary: Women 'soon' will serve on submarines

    10/10/2009 2:43:06 PM PDT · by paltz · 48 replies · 1,637+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/10/2009 | Kerry Picket
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Thursday that women would soon serve on submarines reversing a long time ban by the Navy. The Department of Defense : Appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Mabus signaled that the Navy is moving closer to allowing coed personnel on submarines.
  • Obama nominates ex-Gov. Mabus for Navy post....

    04/06/2009 10:53:17 AM PDT · by TaraP · 18 replies · 989+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 6th, 2009
    JACKSON, Mississippi - President Barack Obama has nominated former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus to be the secretary of the Navy. The White House made the announcement in a statement Friday. The 60-year-old Democrat campaigned extensively for Obama last year. He was governor of Mississippi from January 1988 to January 1992. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994-96 under President Bill Clinton.
  • Obama nominates former Miss. gov as Navy secretary

    03/27/2009 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 41 replies · 1,888+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | March 27, 2009 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, choosing a political supporter with a two-year career in the service. Mabus, 60, is a Democrat and campaigned extensively for Obama last year. He had been previously talked about as a candidate for a place in Obama's cabinet as secretary of education. If confirmed, Mabus would succeed Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter. The secretary is the civilian leader of the service and is responsible for a wide range of duties, from recruiting and mobilizing to overseeing the construction and repair...
  • Fun with President Obama Anagrams (vanity)

    02/14/2009 9:24:44 PM PST · by topfile · 61 replies · 3,204+ views
    I’ll admit I have way too much time. However feeling a little down over the passage of the “Stimulus“ bill, I decided to cheer myself up a bit. Not being a drinker, my vice was an anagram generator I found on the web. So using only the letters found in “President Obama”, what would be the most satisfying anagram? The exercise resulted in 1000’s of anagrams some of which were spot on and others that were just plain funny. Beware they’re lots of anagrams to be derived from President Obama, and much time to waste. Here’s mine in no particular...
  • Democrats Are Fined $243,000 for Fund-Raising Violations (People's Republic of China and Clinton)

    09/20/2002 10:14:08 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 317 replies · 2,945+ views
    nytimes ^ | 9/21/2002 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    Democrats Are Fined $243,000 for Fund-Raising Violations WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 — The Democratic National Committee has agreed to pay civil fines and turn over to the Treasury a total of $243,000 to settle accusations that it took more than $1 million in illegal foreign contributions in 1995 and 1996, according to Federal Election Commission records released today. The documents also state that the election commission's general counsel found in 1999 that there was "reason to believe" that the People's Republic of China "knowingly and willfully" violated federal election law. But the heavily redacted documents also state that the commission voted...

    10/18/2008 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 4 replies · 915+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 18, 2008 | Pagan Power
    This is the latest video from Boowitch13. It is literally hot off the presses. In more ways than one as I am sure you will discover. Enjoy the show!MABUS is OBAMARead the rest>>

    03/27/2007 8:37:37 AM PDT · by balboa · 13 replies · 1,516+ views
    03/27/2007 | Balboa
    What if "Mabus", is not a person? If he saw this in a vision, back then, he would have thought it was a persons name. What if it was something else. PROJECT MABUS(2007)- Man And Biosphere program of the United States. This project name is MABUS, it was started in the late 1970's and the United States rejoined the project in 2004. Project MABUS was formed to protect the natural resources and environment throughout the world. So ask yourself this, he stated that Famine, Hunger, and drout was the beginning. What if the "death"/failure of project MABUS,led to mass global...
  • Wesley Clark: Bush Plans Flawed

    12/30/2003 5:30:07 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 164+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 12-30-03 | Kanengiser, Andy
    <p>Carol Moseley Braun Less than 1 percent.</p> <p>Fourteen percent were undecided.</p> <p>Wesley Clark, in Jackson to court Mississippi voters on his Southern "True Grits Tour," vowed to reach out to millions of Americans without health insurance and took aim at President Bush's Iraq strategy.</p>
  • Six of Last Eight Mississippi Governors Divorced

    06/18/2003 7:05:17 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 06-18-03 | Salter, Sid
    <p>Is former Gov. Kirk Fordice's second divorce worthy of the media circus it produced?</p> <p>Nope.</p> <p>Newsworthy? Marginally. Fordice is a public figure and people remain interested in his life story. To that extent, the story was newsworthy.</p> <p>Did we need to see that?</p>
  • Nostradamus and Mabus

    05/31/2002 3:52:39 AM PDT · by UCANSEE2 · 20 replies · 758+ views
    I was reading about Nostradamus and the return of the Antichrist. The name is supposed to be Mabus. One coincidence I found was in an article in the WASHINGTON REPORT. The first sentence contained this.Former Georgia Senator Wyche Fowler has taken up duties as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, replacing outgoing Ambassador Raymond Mabus. See Link. Is it coincidence ?The other direction my search took is the SCUD MISSILES that Saddam Hussein has. The one that they can launch WMD with biologicals on is called AL ABBAS.If you see this missile, with the name on it, you might see it...