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  • CAIR: California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

    07/29/2016 2:46:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies ^ | July 29, 2016
    (SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”~~SNIP~~“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” Assembly member Quirk stated. “The rhetoric surrounding this election makes the presentation of this resolution more important for me,” he said. “It is appropriate to acknowledge...
  • Pride Month

    07/07/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
  • "Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event

    02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 37 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown
    CONCORD, Calif. — A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On...
  • CBS poll: Obama approval sinks nine points in a month to 37%

    11/20/2013 5:51:28 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider the lame-duck descent confirmed. A day after the Washington Post/ABC poll showed disapproval for Barack Obama and ObamaCare reaching new highs, the new CBS News poll shows his approval plummeting nine points in a month to 37%. Support for the Affordable Care Act managed to drop even faster:
  • "Shameful Decision": Virginia Repeals 1-Gun-Per-Month Law (Barf Alert)

    02/29/2012 8:01:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Opposingviews ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Brady Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell decided today to sign legislation that repeals Virginia’s 19-year-old restriction on selling more than one handgun a month, he ignored the pleas of the Virginia Tech families affected by the worst shooting massacre in the history of the Commonwealth and the United States. Colin Goddard, who survived being shot four times at Virginia Tech and now works as an advocate with the Brady Campaign, was outraged. "When the Virginia Tech families spoke to the governor on Saturday, he offered sympathy, not solutions. Sympathy alone will not save lives. The governor had a chance...
  • Repeal of Va. one-gun-a-month law on way to McDonnell’s desk

    02/14/2012 5:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 February, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    The Virginia Senate on Monday passed the House bill that repeals the state’s longstanding law limiting handgun purchases to one per month, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has said he would sign it. Opponents of the law, put in place in 1993 to prevent gun-runners from shuttling firearms from Virginia to other states along the East Coast, say that the technology related to background checks and the numerous exemptions in the law has rendered it obsolete.

    02/08/2012 6:47:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | February, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    The dominoes keep falling. Virginia has dropped its “one gun a month” law, as seen here: Back when they passed it, one of my graduates in Virginia called me to share his misery. He asked, “Mas, how would YOU feel if they passed a ‘one-gun-a-month’ law in the free state where YOU live?!?” I replied, “Hell, I’d find the money somehow…” He was not amused. I don’t blame him. He was right and I was wrong. Arbitrary restrictions on productive members of society are nothing to joke about. I don’t care how many firearms responsible, law abiding citizens own....
  • Virginia's "Silly" 1-Gun-Per-Month Law Close to Repeal

    02/07/2012 5:52:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 6 February, 2012 | NSSF
    Legislation (HB940, SB323) that would overturn Virginia’s One Gun A Month law has already passed the Virginia House of Delegates and is slated to be voted on in the State Senate as early as today. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has said he will sign it into law should it pass. Despite the fact that Virginia is largely considered to be a pro-gun state, legislators have for years rationed the Second Amendment rights of its citizens with a law that limits handgun purchases to one a month — in effect, treating a constitutionally protected right as nothing more than a privilege....
  • Handgun Purchase Limit Repeal in Virginia Senate Friday

    02/02/2012 7:39:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 2 February, 2012 | Julie Carey
    The State Senate is set to vote Friday on a bill to repeal the law that says people can only buy one handgun per month. Retired Alexandria police Officer Ken Howard frequently visits a Lorton range to shoot and says the one handgun a month restriction can get in the way if a new firearm catches his eye. Steven Miller has a gun on layaway at the range because of the one handgun a month rule. The law has been on the books since it was pushed by Gov. Doug Wilder in 1993 at a time when Virginia guns kept...
  • Virginia House Passes Repeal of 1-Gun-Per-Month Law

    02/02/2012 10:10:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Mark Berman
    A law that limits Virginians to one gun purchase per month is one step closer to being repealed. On Wednesday the Virginia House voted 66-32 to toss out the 18-year-old law. A similar Senate bill passed a voice vote -- a formal vote was delayed until Thursday. The vote in the House was along party lines; just two Democrats went along with the Republican majority. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell vowed to sign the bill. The law was passed nearly two decades ago in an attempt to stop the flow of illegal guns from Virginia to the Northeast. New York City,...
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
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  • Obama to speak to Chamber next month

    01/05/2011 1:54:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/5/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will speak to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 7, addressing a major trade group that has been sharply critical of some of his domestic policies. The announcement comes amid the changing political terrain in Washington that has given more power to congressional Republicans, traditional allies of the business sector.
  • If I had waited a month for a scan, I would not be here

    11/08/2010 9:20:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/8/10 | Elizabeth Grice
    Ali Stunt stunned doctors when she beat the odds and survived pancreatic cancer. She talks to Elizabeth Grice about the need for early diagnosis. As soon as she regained consciousness, Ali Stunt checked the clock in the recovery room. It was 1.30pm. The time told her all she needed to know: instead of having been wheeled back to the hospital ward as inoperable, she’d had five hours of surgery to remove a cancerous growth in her pancreas. Bleary as she was, she understood the significance of waking up in the afternoon. “It meant they had managed to operate and that...
  • Nikkei ends above 10,000 for 1st time in a month

    06/15/2010 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2010 | Kyodo
    Japan's key stock index surged Wednesday to end above 10,000 for the first time in nearly a month, as an overnight rally on Wall Street and a stabilizing euro against the yen amid eased worries about sovereign debt problems in the eurozone boosted investor confidence and benefited exporter shares. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average advanced 179.26 points, or 1.81 percent, from Tuesday to 10,067.15, ending above the psychologically important level
  • Broke state (California) declares April ‘financial literacy month’

    05/01/2010 8:24:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Tax Dollars ^ | 4/30/10 | Teri Sforza
    Broke state declares April ‘financial literacy month’posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer April 30th, 2010, 3:00 am We hooted recently over the Orange County Business Council’s new Web site,, which targets the “distractions” elected officials pursue at the expense of more important public business. CaliforniaSquirrel would like to call your attention to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 147 (acr 147, Lieu & Niello), which declares April 2010 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month “to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy.” Irony alert! Irony alert! “The California Legislature giving us advice on financial literacy?” practically screeches,...
  • Va. gov. concedes omission in history month decree

    04/07/2010 4:29:03 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies · 873+ views
    AP ^ | 04/07/2010 | Bob Lewis
    RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell has conceded a "major omission" for not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia.
  • Repeal of Va. 'one gun a month' law not dead yet

    03/08/2010 3:47:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 55+ views ^ | 7 March, 2010 | Hank Silverberg
    RICHMOND, Va. - Gun control advocates thought they had defeated an attempt to repeal Virginia's "one gun a month" law. But there will be one more attempt this week to do away with it. Democrats shipped off the proposed repeal to a Senate subcommittee which killed it along with several other gun bills March 4. Prince William Delegate Scott Lingamfelter says they'll make one last attempt to revive the repeal in another committee Monday. "The level to which we are willing in the House to trust the decisions of law abiding citizens, it seems to me that the Senate has...
  • Virginia Delegate files bill to repeal one handgun a month rationing scheme

    01/04/2010 4:20:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 416+ views
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R - Prince William and Fauquier Counties) Virginia State Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R - Prince William & Fauquier Counties), a retired US Army Colonel who sits on the influential Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee, has pre-filed House Bill 49 ahead of the 2010 Virginia General Assembly session. HB 49 would repeal Virginia's one handgun a month purchase rationing scheme. Only 3 other states ration handgun purchases: California, Maryland, and New Jersey (South Carolina repealed their gun rationing law several years ago). Governor-elect Bob McDonnell (R) voted for the one handgun a month law in 1993 as...
  • Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month

    12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies · 2,806+ views ^ | 12/30/09 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner. Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
  • N.J. law limiting handgun purchases unfair to retailers, says task force chief(gun stores banned)

    11/13/2009 8:21:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 664+ views ^ | 10 November, 2009 | Chris Megerian
    TRENTON -- A N.J. gun law needs exceptions for various groups — including retailers who will only be able to buy one handgun a month from suppliers — members of a task force reviewing the legislation said today. The law, intended to restrict the flow of weapons to criminals, has riled gun advocates who say it penalizes law-abiding citizens like target shooters and collectors. The task force’s central proposal would make it easier for gun store owners to stock their shelves while still limiting customers to buying one handgun every 30 days. "As it stands now, retailers would be prohibited...
  • Ramadan Turning into Month of Jew-Hatred in the Muslim World

    09/13/2009 1:47:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 959+ views
    Isreal National News ^ | 9/13/09 | David Lev
    Muslim governments are taking advantage of the Ramadan TV season to broadcast anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda, some of it reminiscent of the Nazi propaganda that preceded the Holocaust. With Muslims across the world fasting during the daylight hours and gathering at home for their daily "break of the fast" meal, Arab propaganda ministries take advantage of the large potential audiences for TV shows by broadcasting their top programs, with many shows produced specifically for Ramadan TV watchers
  • Message from the (NASA) Acting Administrator - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

    06/08/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT · by anymouse · 31 replies · 1,700+ views
    NASA JSC Today ^ | Monday, June 8, 2009 | Christopher J. Scolese
    During the month of June, NASA is joining other organizations throughout the United States to observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969, when patrons at the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that was all too common for members of the LGBT community during that era. Celebrating LGBT Pride each June commemorates this act of rejecting discrimination and standing up for the American values of fairness and equality. This month-long observance gives all of us an opportunity to appreciate the accomplishments of LGBT Americans and celebrate...
  • Heterosexual Pride Month

    06/05/2009 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 432+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-09 | Nancy Morgan
    Obama came through on his campaign theme of 'equality' Monday by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month". Obama lauded what he calls "the determination and dedication" of the LGBT movement. In the same spirit of equality, I'd like to propose July to be designated as Heterosexual Pride Month in hopes of drawing attention to and appreciation for traditional moral values and marriage as practiced by heterosexuals. Heterosexual Pride Month could be an occasion to focus on the joys of being heterosexual and monogamous. And the determined and dedicated Americans who are both. Heterosexuals, whom I'll call...
  • Poll to FREEP: Do you approve of President Obama's first month in office? Yes or No

    02/25/2009 10:04:18 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 41 replies · 1,612+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | February 25, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Do you approve of President Obama's first month in office? Yes 39.9% No 60.1% Total votes: 1212
  • Morgan Freeman thinks "Black History Month" is ridiculous

    02/18/2009 7:50:22 PM PST · by seven.sixtwo · 35 replies · 1,295+ views
    Morgan Freeman thinks "Black History Month" is rediculous
  • BLANK History month

    05/30/2008 10:35:25 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 9 replies · 50+ views
    An American In Turkiye
    Fill in the blank history month. It seems like every month is a _______ history month. I've heard many arguments why there is a black, hispanic, asian, etc. month, but no white history month. It's a good argument. If every other ethnic group has one, why can we? People walk on egg shells when this question is posed, because "white guilt" has permeated this country. If you even argue for it, you're called a racist. Mind you, ________ history month celebrates the achievements of whichever ethnic group has dibs on the month. I've done the math, and adding up all...
  • Air Force celebrates Month of the Military Child (The wee-ones also serve)

    04/03/2007 6:34:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    4/3/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNEWS) -- They never raised their right hand and pledged to defend their nation, but they still make sacrifices for their country. The contributions of military children will be celebrated across the Defense Department as April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the spirit of the event will be felt by military families, including members at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Officials at Whiteman AFB are conducting a mock deployment April 28, named Operation Spirit, to celebrate the month. Operation Spirit will give military children a chance to tour the flightline, process through...
  • February a Good Recruiting Month for Active Services

    03/13/2007 5:56:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – Active-duty recruiting is in good shape, with all services making or exceeding their goals in February, but four of the six reserve components did not make their numbers, Defense Department officials announced yesterday. The two ground services exceeded their recruiting goals for February -- historically a slow month for recruiting. The Army had a goal of 6,000 recruits and actually enlisted 6,196, for 103 percent. The Marine Corps had a target of 1,696 and enlisted 1,792, for 106 percent of its goal. The achievement is all that more impressive, DoD officials said, since it...
  • Services Meet or Exceed Active Duty Recruiting Goals for 14th Straight Month

    08/10/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 374+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – All active-duty military components met or exceeded their July recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today, marking the 14th consecutive month the services have met or exceeded their goals. The Army exceeded its goal of 10,450 recruits; it signed up 10,890 new soldiers, for 104 percent of its goal. The Navy and Air Force both came in at 100 percent, with 4,043 and 2,121 recruited respectively, while the Marine Corps hit 112 percent of its July goal, with 3,197 recruits. “It demonstrates that men and women of military-service age are finding that they want to...
  • Officials Attribute 13th Month of Recruiting Success to More than Luck

    07/10/2006 4:30:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 394+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 10, 2006 – Defense officials are attributing the 13th consecutive month in which every military service met or exceeded its active-duty recruiting goal to more than just good luck. Bryan Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, cited the high priority every service has placed on recruiting, including the resources to back up that commitment, with successes measured both in numbers and quality of recruits. Active-duty recruiting numbers, both for June and for the first nine months of fiscal 2006, continued to exceed 100 percent of goal across the board, Whitman told reporters today. At the...
  • National Military Appreciation Month, Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    05/12/2006 5:29:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    – This month we honor the extraordinary contributions of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. I am proud to serve alongside 2.4 million Americans in the Active, Guard and Reserve Force who have chosen to take the oath to defend our Constitution. Whether deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, or supporting humanitarian operations at home or abroad, today's military personnel continue to serve this Nation with honor and distinction. In a month honoring the military, it is only fitting that on the 12th of May we specifically recognize military spouses - our silent heroes. They...
  • Active-Duty Recruiting Tops Goals for 11th Straight Month

    05/10/2006 6:31:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2006 – All four services exceeded their active-duty recruiting goals in April for the 11th consecutive month and remain ahead of their year-to-date goals, defense officials announced today. And although four of the six reserve components slipped below their April recruiting goals, their year-to-date progress, particularly for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, shows promise, Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told American Forces Press Service. During what has historically been a slow recruiting period, the active Army recruited almost 5,700 members, 105 percent of its goal, for April. The Air Force signed...
  • Marine tankers mourn loss of crewman killed one month into Iraq deployment

    05/03/2006 4:10:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 1,064+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 2, 2006) -- Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford wasn’t one to keep quiet when he saw wrong doings. In fact, the Marine from New Bedford, Mass., often piped right up to correct mistakes – whether they were others’ or his own. “He had a lot of guts. If something was wrong, he’d stand up (against) it, no matter what the situation was,” said Cpl. Robert C. Shea, a 19-year-old from Haverhill, Mass. – just an “hour and a half” drive from Ford’s hometown. Ford, a M1A1 Main Battle Tank crewman, or “tanker,” was killed April 26,...
  • Defense Department Celebrates 'Month of the Military Child'

    04/03/2006 4:39:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 216+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – The Defense Department has long understood the value of caring for and celebrating children of servicemembers. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and challenges they overcome. Military children face many obstacles unique to their situation, such as having a parent deployed for extended periods of time and frequently being uprooted from school. "Military children endure a great...
  • Surgeons Remove Two Fetuses From 2-Month-Old Infant (fetus-in-fetu)

    03/28/2006 5:37:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 5,068+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/06 | PAUL GARWOOD
    Surgeons Remove Two Fetuses From InfantBy PAUL GARWOOD, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 22 minutes ago A doctor pumps oxygen to two-month-old Pakistani girl Nazia after she went through a major surgery at a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Surgeons operated on Nazia to remove two fetuses that had grown inside her while she was still in her mother's womb. The chief doctor who performed the operation said 'Basically, it's a case of triplets, but two of the siblings grew in the other'. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Surgeons operated on a 2-month-old Pakistani girl...
  • Close book on Black History Month (Should it be retired - for good?)

    03/25/2006 12:50:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 793+ views
    News & Record ^ | 3/24/06 | Rosemary Roberts
    Rosemary Roberts: Close book on Black History MonthFriday, March 24, 2006 From time to time, this column focuses on local topics, so herewith are some observations: Let's start with Leonard Pitts Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose syndicated column appears in this newspaper. I'm a huge Leonard Pitts fan because he writes well, thinks deeply and gores sacred cows. Pitts was in Greensboro this week speaking to a sold-out audience at the UNCG Friends of the Libraries Annual Dinner. His topic, "Bearing Witness," pertained to racial issues. Pitts, who is African American, made a statement that made me want to...
  • Soldiers Celebrate Black History Month in Iraq

    02/21/2006 4:34:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 440+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | Spc Waine D. Haley
    Soldiers Celebrate Black History Month in Iraq U.S. soldiers assigned to the 96th Aviation Support commemorate Black History Month with a program of songs, Spiritual dance and poetry. By U.S. Army Spc Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2006 — National Black History Month does not stop at our nation’s border -- the celebration flows all the way to Iraq. During this year’s observance of Black History Month, the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, held a celebration commemorating the accomplishments and contributions...
  • Black History Month: Many made history outside spotlight (Feb is Black History Month)

    02/02/2006 3:33:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 406+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Spc. Chris Stephens
    Gen. Benjamin O. Davis pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on his son, Lt. Col. Benjamin Davis Jr. U.S. Air Force photo Printer-friendly version CAMP STANLEY, Korea (Army News Service, Feb. 2, 2006) -- We have all heard the stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Booker T. Washington. No doubt each of these people deserves a place in history. They each fought for a cause and ultimately changed the face of our nation. But, I want to take a look at some African-Americans who don’t receive headlines like those above. These people have...
  • November: Military Family Appreciation Month

    11/22/2005 5:06:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 8,885+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 22, 2005
    This November we honor the extraordinary contributions of our nation’s military families as part of National Military Family Appreciation Month. Throughout our history, the steadfast support of military families has always been a source of inspiration. You have faced the special challenges of long deployments, family separations and frequent relocations with great courage and resolve. In doing so, your selfless dedication has directly contributed to the mission readiness of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Merchant Marines. My heartfelt thanks to the families who sacrifice so much—you are patriots in a quiet, strong way and you make all...
  • USS Norfolk Deploys for Six Months as Part of USS Nassau ESG

    11/11/2005 1:24:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | From Commander, U.S. Naval Submarine Force Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departed from its namesake homeport Nov. 7 for a six-month deployment as part of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Norfolk is heading to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR) in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Adams is excited about this opportunity for his crew and ship to show just what the submarine force can do. “Our sub can operate in shallow water, under ice, and in congested areas in all weather conditions. We are able to...
  • "Hi-ye-tay" Dr. Samuel Billison (November is Native American Month)

    11/02/2005 5:26:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 461+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Dr. Samuel Billison
    11/1/2005 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- With November being American Indian Heritage Month, I reminisce about a very special World War II veteran whose tour of duty played a very integral role in American military history. In February 2002, I had the distinct honor of meeting a Navajo Code Talker who was also the first Navajo Indian to receive a doctorate degree. I didn't just accidentally meet Dr. Samuel Billison. I looked him up on the Internet and invited him to come to my daughter's elementary school for our 6th Annual Cultural Diversity Assembly. That year was...
  • CA: Perata's legal expenses run $116,000 a month (PeRATaGate)

    08/02/2005 7:38:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 335+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/2/05 | Kevin Yamamura
    State Senate leader Don Perata has incurred legal costs averaging $116,000 per month to defend against an FBI inquiry into whether he received outside income for legislative work, according to records released Monday. The Oakland Democrat remained $260,000 in debt as of June 30 despite raising $322,000 from longtime campaign contributors since establishing his defense fund in February, according to campaign finance reports filed with the secretary of state's office. One of the Senate president pro tem's two largest donors was Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos, who gave $50,000 to the legal fund in June. Tsakopoulos was outside the United States...
  • Pakistani Politician Got Paid L1,000 A Month In UK Benefits

    06/11/2005 5:06:52 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 377+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-12-2005 | Daniel Foggo/Massoud Ansari
    Pakistani politician got paid Ł1,000 a month in UK benefits By Daniel Foggo and Massoud Ansari (Filed: 12/06/2005) A prominent Pakistani politician has been receiving British state benefits to which he was not entitled while living in a palatial home in Karachi. As the governor of Sindh province in Pakistan, Dr Ishrat-Ul-Ebad Khan lives in a mansion in the state capital while being waited on by servants and chauffeured in Mercedes limousines. Dr Ishrat-Ul-Ebad Khan Yet, while enjoying the perks of his position, Dr Khan was for 10 months the recipient of money from the benefits system, including income support...
  • America Supports You: Arizona Pledges Support to U.S. Troops

    05/19/2005 10:22:50 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 3 replies · 345+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 19, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2005 – Arizona today became the first state to launch a statewide campaign of support for the military under the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program. "It's important to send a message that we do care and that we do support our military," Rep. John Nelson, chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Arizona State House of Representatives, said at a kick-off event in the Phoenix City Council Chamber. America Supports You is a DoD campaign to highlight what individuals, groups and communities throughout the United States are doing to support military servicemembers. Officials said about...
  • UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers (10-month-old baby raped)

    05/15/2005 7:49:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 929+ views - Reuters ^ | 5/11/05 | IRIN
    GLOBAL: UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers11 May 2005 17:56:16 GMT Source: IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 11 May (IRIN) - The United Nations has requested funds for hiring additional staff to beef up preventative measures aimed at tackling allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by some UN peacekeepers. In a report to the General Assembly this week, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan noted that the number of claims of sexual abuse and exploitation lodged against UN peacekeepers last year was more than double the number reported in 2003. In March the UN released a report by Annan's special adviser on the issue,...
  • Castro More Than Doubles Minimum Wage to $10 a Month

    04/21/2005 10:42:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,269+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/05 | Reuters - Havana
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro announced on Thursday the minimum wage would be more than doubled to 225 pesos ($10) a month from 100 pesos ($4.50), effective on May 1. The raise will benefit 1.6 million Cubans who earn the lowest salaries in Communist Cuba, including farm laborers, plumbers, carpenters, bakers and undertakers. Castro made the announcement in the latest of his three-hour speeches addressing economic problems endured by Cubans since the collapse of the Soviet Union plunged Cuba into deep crisis. It was the eighth speech in 10 days broadcast live to the nation. "The increase will...
  • Honoring our heroes:Young and Old

    03/17/2005 12:25:54 PM PST · by JimVT · 9 replies · 427+ views
    20th Air Force Association ^ | 03/17/05 | JimVT
    My brother, one of a whole lot of WW2 heroes, turns 85 next month.
  • Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer (RATS-NY) Named Co-Porkers of the Month

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    09/04/2004 9:21:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 427+ views
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