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  • Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas

    04/11/2014 5:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/11/14 | Pamela Geller
    Like I said on a previous post yesterday regarding similar Islamic insurgencies in Sweden and across Europe, we see a continuing escalation of this low-grade civil war in Europe. What next, walled off city-states? One thing is for certain. Europe is going to explode. But what is paramount and top priority is — the silencing of critics of Islam. That is the obsession of the EU and member states. Sharia compliance. “Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas,” By Dale Hurd, CBN, April 10, 2014
  • Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms

    12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/26/13 | H. Sterling Burnett
    **SNIP** The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest and largest national organization of tribal governments, along with attorneys representing the Osage Nation and 20 Arizona tribes, met with the White House to discuss the FWS’ eagle “take” rules. After the meeting, the NCAI passed a resolution accusing the administration of failing to consult meaningfully with tribes while pursuing a rule to lengthen eagle take permits for wind farms from five to 30 years. The resolution said eagle permits should not be issued without the consent of affected tribes. **SNIP** Wind farms must be located where the wind blows...
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FE—Where did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • History repeats itself, and this time, we are the NATIVES! Who is Cesar Conda?

    04/13/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 63 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 13, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    A few years ago, I wrote a book, "Jesus Wept" an American Story. The story, in part, was about Cherokee Chief John Ross, a 1/8th Cherokee blood, white, blue eyed greedy tyrant. The more time goes on, the more he reminds me of Barak Obama. He was put in power by Major Ridge and some other realistic Cherokees, who thought the tribe, which functioned under a constitutional government, would fare better in Washington DC if represented by Ross who would be identified more with the white leaders. And for a time, that seemed to work. Until Ross got the taste...
  • Obama: Unless you were a Native American, you came from someplace else

    01/29/2013 8:39:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/13 | Charlie Spiering
    This afternoon in Las Vegas, President Obama reminded most American citizens that they were descended from immigrants themselves. Obama warned that the issue was an emotional one, but that it was important for Americans to not view it as “us versus them.” “It’s really important to remember our history,” Obama continued. “Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you,” he said
  • 2012 Hall of Fame & Mantle of Shame Awards: Perpetrators of Violence Against Native American Women

    12/30/2012 12:59:59 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Indian Country Today Media Network ^ | Friday, December 28, 2012 | Suzan Shown Harjo
    Excerpt: MANTLE OF SHAME: Perpetrators of Violence Against Native American Women. All who work against protecting Native women in the Violence Against Women Act for intentionally maintaining the jurisdictional gap on reservations that allows perpetrators to remain free. Tribal police and courts need statutory authority to hold violent offenders accountable, because Native nations were stripped of that jurisdiction by federal law, but federal and state authorities do not vigorously pursue non-Native predators on tribal lands. One in three Native women is raped during her lifetime; non-Natives commit 88 percent of all violent crimes against Natives and about 67 percent of...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s true American lineage (Barf)

    05/21/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    ... So Warren's claim to be "part Indian" is correct in mythical terms. Every old-school white Oklahoman is in this regard even if this in nominally not true. But it is not a lie to want to be Indian and to imagine your ancestors were. It is to be free of Europeanism."
  • Justice Dept. Agrees to Pay Native Tribes $1 Billion for Mismanaged Funds

    04/15/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    All Gov.com ^ | 4/14/12 | David Wallechinsky, Noel Brinkerhoff
    The Obama administration has reached a settlement with more than 40 Indian tribes to resolve claims of mismanaged funds by the Department of the Interior. After 22 months of negotiation, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed with tribal representatives for the government to pay more than $1 billion to 41 tribes. Attorney General Eric Holder said the settlements “fairly and honorably resolve historical grievances over the accounting and management of tribal trust funds, trust lands and other non-monetary trust resources that, for far too long, have been a source of conflict between Indian tribes and the United States.” The settlement...
  • Chickaloon Village presents it case against Coal Mining to United Nations Expert on the...

    02/26/2011 8:49:52 PM PST · by ASOC · 24 replies
    Castle Mountain Coalition (website) ^ | Feb 22, 2011 | Mat Valley Coalition
    Chickaloon Native Village, a federally-recognized Athabascan Indian Tribal government in Alaska, filed a communication to the United Nations Independent Expert on the human right to water and sanitation in conjunction with her first official visit to the United States, which began today. Chickaloon Village’s submission asserts that the new open-pit coal strip mine in its traditional territory proposed by the Usibelli Corporation would contaminate local drinking water sources as well as rivers, streams and groundwater that support salmon, moose and other animals and plants vital for subsistence, religious and cultural practices. The US Federal Government and the State of Alaska...
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski Sells Out Conservatives — Again

    07/18/2010 7:36:48 AM PDT · by paudio · 33 replies
    Red States ^ | 7/17/10
    RS Insider has been informed that there is a strong push by Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) to pass S. 1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the “Akaka Bill,” this year with the active support of Senator Murkowski. The bill, sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), sets up an unconstitutional race based separate government entity for Native Hawaiians The lone Republican co-sponsor is none other than Senator Lisa Murkowski. This is the same Lisa Murkowski who was elected Vice Chairwoman of the whole Republican Conference in June of last year and is supposed to lead...
  • Last Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts dies at 86

    06/22/2010 4:00:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 6-21-10 | Holly Meyer
    When the towers of the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Clarence Wolf Guts asked his son to call the U.S. Department of Defense to see if the country needed his code talking abilities to find Osama Bin Laden. Wolf Guts was in his late 70s at the time, so his son, Don Doyle, did not make the call, but said the request personified his father's love of country.
  • U.N. Treaty to Give American Land Back to Indians

    05/04/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 38 replies · 1,089+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4 May 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama Administration is weighing whether to sign off on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which could pose a problem to anyone who's purchased property in the United States in the past several centuries. The declaration was overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 largely by rich, European countries whose indigenous peoples triumphed over the Romans and by poor, non-European countries whose indigenous populations either never were, have long since vanished or are now relatively small and powerless. For a wealthy country like the United States with large numbers of politically connected Indian...
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - Obama considering signing UN treaty

    05/04/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 22 replies · 486+ views
    Canada News Wire CNW ^ | April 23, 2010 | na
    UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - AFNQL and several human rights organizations urge Canada to endorse the Declaration unconditionally KAHNAWAKE, QC, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, during the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), intervened, on behalf of the AFNQL, AFN and other human rights organizations, to welcome Canada's first steps toward the endorsement of the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples. This joint statement he read from stated: "we request the government to instantly adopt this vital...
  • Obama Pledges To Help Native Americans: 'You Will Not Be Forgotten'

    11/05/2009 9:53:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 828+ views
    <p>Obama Pledges To Help Native Americans: 'You Will Not Be Forgotten'</p> <p>President Obama told Native American tribal leaders this morning that they had a friend in the White House who would work to ensure that the federal government would now meet their needs.</p>
  • Video: ACORN To Help Conduct 2010 Census

    03/18/2009 9:35:06 AM PDT · by careyb · 13 replies · 517+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/18/09 | Megyn Kelly, et. al.
    I am certain that they will be fair and objective.
  • Natural-born and Native-born Definitions

    01/07/2009 12:49:42 PM PST · by ml/nj · 188 replies · 3,456+ views
    Oxford English Dictionary
    I previously have posted the Oxford English Dictionary definitions and usage histories for natural-born and native born in some long thread about the question of Obama's Constitutional eligiblity to assume the office of President. But that thread was eventually deleted, and I think these definitions should be available for discussion here. Lawyers use the OED because it is sometimes the only way to examine what words meant at the time they were used to craft legislation. So here are the entries for these phrases: Of note to me is that at least some of the usages of native-born and particularly...
  • Native Americans Against Obama - Whispers

    10/25/2008 7:55:53 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 60 replies · 1,598+ views
    You Tube ^ | 25 October 2008 | bluebonnet
    This link was sent out by someone from Clintons4Bush and a PUMA for distribution: Native Americans Against Obama - Whispers
  • Native American beliefs clash with rural district's dress code (5-yr-old boy)

    07/18/2008 1:00:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies · 402+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-14-08 | Eric Hanson
    A small rural school district in Fort Bend County and a determined mother are tangled in a dispute over hair. Michelle Betenbaugh says her 5-year-old son, Adriel Arocha, wears his hair long because of religious beliefs tied to his Native American heritage. But the leaders of the Needville school district have strict rules about long hair on boys and don't see any reason to make an exception in his case. The dispute illustrates a problem American schools have faced for decades: how to balance individual student rights against rules designed to maintain order and discipline in the classroom. The case...
  • Native Americans Against Obama-How?

    07/11/2008 8:26:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 323+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | July 10, 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIxK9HWideQ&feature=user
  • Native Sweden

    06/15/2008 8:34:34 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 416+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | July/August 2008 | Zach Zorich
    Native Sweden Volume 61 Number 4, July/August 2008 by Zach Zorich Indigenous Saami are rediscovering their long-lost heritage Smithsonian archaeologist Noel Broadbent and Tim Bayliss-Smith of Cambridge University walk past a line of 1,100-year-old hut foundations at Grundskatan. (Zach Zorich) Smithsonian archaeologist Noel Broadbent offers me a handful of blueberries he has picked from the shrubs that hug the forest floor. I pop them into my mouth. The pulp and seeds are sugary, rough, and slick at the same time. In early September the leaves change color and the berries ripen on Sweden's Hornsland peninsula. Broadbent crouches by the trail...
  • Aniak wants [Alaska State] Troopers out (Like living with Big Brother)

    02/18/2008 1:31:38 AM PST · by AlaskaErik · 16 replies · 677+ views
    KTUU TV ^ | February 17, 2008 | Jill Burke
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The village of Aniak says living with Alaska State Troopers in its community is like living with Big Brother. Earlier this month, the Aniak Traditional Council sent a letter to Alaska State Troopers asking that troopers be permanently removed from the Aniak post. The council cites unfair treatment and disregard of tribe members' civil rights as reasons and says it feels the scrutiny is racially motivated. The council complains troopers cite and fine young children for hunting or trapping ptarmigan and rabbits without a license. The say law enforcement officials also place roadblocks and conduct car searches...
  • Face of Defense: Nigerian Native Serves With Pride as American Soldier

    12/07/2007 3:33:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 130+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Dec. 7, 2007 – Army Staff Sgt. Obinna Awusah’s peers say he goes the extra mile to accomplish a mission and always places the needs of others before his own, all with a smile on his face and large sense of patriotism in his heart. Army Staff Sgt. Obinna Awusah’s peers say he goes the extra mile to accomplish a mission and always places the needs of others before his own. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Awusah, a native of Nigeria, immigrated to the United States in 1981 to enroll...
  • Native American Skull Found At Malibu Construction Site

    10/17/2007 2:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 153+ views
    Malibu Surfside News ^ | 10-17-2007 | Anne Soble
    Native American Skull Found at Malibu Construction Site• State Native American Heritage Commission Initiates Process for Handling Find • BY ANNE SOBLE A human skull unearthed at a construction site in the Paradise Cove mobile home park has been officially declared a prehistoric Native American find, and the wheels have been put in motion for the remains to be handled in accord with state law. Workers preparing the foundation for a new mobile home in the beachside complex discovered the skull during routine digging Monday at about 4 p.m. and contacted the sheriff’s department. Capt. Ed Winter of the Operations...
  • Minnesota Supreme Court overturns conviction because suspect not given rights in native language

    07/19/2007 4:35:12 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 809+ views
    twincities.com ^ | 07/19/07 | SHANNON PRATHER
    The Minnesota Supreme Court today overturned a sexual assault conviction of a Somali man, who made incriminating statements in English, but was not given his Miranda rights in his native language. Plymouth police arrested Burhan Mohammed Farrah on Nov. 20, 2003, in the parking lot of an apartment complex. A 14-year-old developmentally disabled girl reported being attacking in the same parking lot. An officer read Farrah his rights in English and had him sign a rights waiver written in English. "Do you understand your rights?" the officer asked. "Okay. Little, yeah," Farrah replied. Police proceeded with the interrogation in English...
  • Today’s Trail of Tears: The Legacy of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    07/19/2007 11:28:19 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 28 replies · 786+ views
    SearchWarp.com ^ | 7/19/07 | Dan Cross
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is 33 times more likely to occur in a Native American baby than a Caucasian baby, 37 times more than Hispanics, and 5 times more likely than a Black baby. The cost of care for each individual affected is estimated at $2.4 million over a lifetime. Yet most tribal nations have cut funding for education and prevention. Few have FAS Coordinators any longer. Read more about it and what you can do.
  • Anti-White revisionism in Oklahoma

    06/26/2007 7:51:46 AM PDT · by drzz · 3 replies · 1,088+ views
    Clara Blinn's story ^ | 06/26/07 | drzz
    OKLAHOMA TOURISM CENTER, 2007 (honoring the murderer, outraging the memory of the victims) : "From Clinton, continue on to Cheyenne, Oklahoma in the heart of Cheyenne country. Here you’ll find the Black Kettle Museum (580-497-3929) displaying and interpreting the HISTORY OF THE CHEYENNE TRIBE in Oklahoma. (...) Also in Cheyenne, on the road between the BLACK KETTLE MUSEUM and the Historic Site, visit the Clara Blinn House, a tea room, antique store and Native American art gallery Also in Cheyenne, on the road between the Black Kettle Museum and the Historic Site, visit the CLARA BLINN HOUSE, a TEA ROOM,...
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. » Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.” Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.” __ Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a...
  • Native American Governor wants to rename a battlefield - typical revisionism by ethnic minorities

    05/25/2007 4:30:11 PM PDT · by drzz · 89 replies · 1,601+ views
    Governor Darrell Flyingman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma put things in realistic perspective when he arose to speak. He talked about the thousands of acres of land either ceded or stolen by hook and crook from the people of his nation over the years (in Oklahoma). He said, "I consider this to be a site of a massacre (Washita battlefield, OH) and not a battlefield as it is named and I will do everything within my power to see that the site is renamed as the Washita Massacre rather than Battlefield. Gov. Flyingman said that he felt...
  • Native American DNA Found In UK

    05/05/2007 2:28:21 PM PDT · by blam · 106 replies · 2,509+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-5-2007
    Native American DNA found in UK By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News Doreen (left) with daughter Rebecca and granddaughter Anais DNA testing has uncovered British descendents of Native Americans brought to the UK centuries ago as slaves, translators or tribal representatives. Genetic analysis turned up two white British women with a DNA signature characteristic of American Indians. An Oxford scientist said it was extremely unusual to find these DNA lineages in Britons with no previous knowledge of Native American ancestry. Indigenous Americans were brought over to the UK as early as the 1500s. Many were brought over as curiosities;...
  • Native American Populations Share Gene Signature

    02/14/2007 10:58:14 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,281+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-14-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Native American populations share gene signature 00:01 14 February 2007 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi A distinctive, repeating sequence of DNA found in people living at the eastern edge of Russia is also widespread among Native Americans, according to a new study. The finding lends support to the idea that Native Americans descended from a common founding population that lived near the Bering land bridge for some time. Kari Schroeder at the University of California in Davis, US, and colleagues sampled the genes from various populations around the globe, including two at the eastern edge of Siberia, 53 elsewhere in...
  • New Insights Into Healthful Compounds In Native American Diets

    10/10/2006 7:17:41 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,005+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-10-2006
    New Insights Into Healthful Compounds In Native American Diets In an advance toward understanding the early California Native American diet, food scientists have identified the full range of phytochemicals in tanoak acorns. Acorns were a staple in the diet of early Native Americans in California, comprising up to 50 percent of total food intake, Alyson E. Mitchell and colleagues note in a report in the current (Oct. 4) issue of the ACS biweekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Acorns are still used by Californian Native Americans -- special processing is needed to make the nuts edible -- to make...
  • Clinton's childhood recalled by Hope native

    07/10/2006 10:25:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 2,944+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/10/06 | Grace Leonhart - ap
    HOPE, Ark. Autrilla Scott readily agreed when Roger Clinton, co-owner of the Buick dealership here in the late 1940s, asked if she would watch his girlfriend's little boy Billy for a time while they went on a date. Scott was born and reared in Hope, the daughter of Mary Ella and Louis Watkins. She was the youngest of seven siblings and grew up across the street from Yerger School. While a teenager, Scott cleaned houses and babysat. "When I was cleaning Roger Clinton's apartment one day, he came by with a little boy about two or three years-old and asked...
  • Wisconsin native keeps Marines, Iraqi soldiers combat ready

    07/01/2006 1:18:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 352+ views
    Marine Net Online ^ | Cpl. Graham A. Paulsgrove
    CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE, Iraq (June 30, 2006) -- The man responsible for roughly 1,000 Marines’ ammo isn’t a Marine sitting behind a desk, wielding his power and influence from his air conditioned office – it’s a 21-year-old Marine running around in the dry heat of western Iraq. Meet Cpl. David M. Jeske – a gruff Marine from Auburndale, Wis., and the senior ammunition technician for 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion – the U.S. Marine unit assigned to this region of Iraq’s western Al Anbar province. The battalion is charged with maintaining security and stability in their area of operations –...
  • Did The Ancient Greeks And Native Americans Swap Starcharts?

    06/11/2006 6:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,235+ views
    Live Science ^ | 6-12-2005 | Ker Than
    Did the Ancient Greeks and Native Americans Swap Starcharts? Author Ker Than I had a story on SPACE.com yesterday about a very cool discovery: a one-thousand year old petroglyph, or rock carving, that was found in Arizona and which might depict the supernova of 1006, or SN 1006. The carving is presumed to have been made an ancient group of Native Americans called the Hohokam. The researcher who made the discovery argues that symbols of a scorpion and stars on the petroglyph match the relative positions of SN 1006 to the constellation Scorpius when the star first exploded. Well, after...
  • Native Americans Recorded Supernova Explosion

    06/05/2006 4:27:51 PM PDT · by blam · 133 replies · 2,420+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-5-2006 | Zeeya Merali - Kelly Young
    Native Americans recorded supernova explosion 16:45 05 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service Zeeya Merali and Kelly Young The Arizonan petroglyph may depict the supernova of 1006 AD - the star symbol is on the right and the constellation Scorpius on the left (Image: John Barentine, Apache Point Observatory) This double-sun petroglyph at Chaco Canyon National Monument in New Mexico may depict the supernova of 4 July 1054 (Image: Mark Lansing) There are numerous examples of rock art in the Chaco Canyon National Monument depicting celestial objects (Image: Mark Lansing) Prehistoric Native Americans may have carved a record of a supernova...
  • Washburn, Ill., native joins 2/7 after protecting president

    05/19/2006 5:43:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 705+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 19, 2006) -- After spending more than two years protecting the commandant of the Marine Corps and then the President of the United States, one Marine is now adapting to life with the Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as they prepare to deploy to Iraq. Cpl. Richard R. Casper, a 21-year-old Washburn, Ill., native, said he never dreamed he would stand in the oval office or have his photograph taken with the president six times. “The whole experience was awesome,” said Casper, who now serves as...
  • Brown Is the New Black

    04/13/2006 8:15:09 AM PDT · by poisonivy27 · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 12, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    This is the only country on Earth that thinks it's not sporting to consider our own interests in choosing immigrants. Try showing up in any other country on the planet, illiterate and penniless, and announcing: "I've seen pictures of your country and it looks great. I think I'd like to live here! Oh, and by the way, would you mind changing all your government and business phone messages, street signs and ballots into my native language? Thanks!" They would laugh you out of the country. What seems not to have occurred to the "NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL" crowd is...
  • Iron Station, N.C., native returns from second deployment

    04/07/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 7, 2006) -- For Navy corpsmen serving with Marine units, treating casualities in combat and saving lives is what their job is all about. Most of them jump at the chance to deploy with the Marines and serve their country. Petty Officer 1st Class Ronnie L. Mashburn, who recently returned from his second tour in Iraq, is one of those corpsmen. The Iron Station, N.C., native was deployed with 2nd Marine Division in Ar Ramadi, Iraq from February 2005 to February 2006. For the first part of his deployment, he was the battalion...
  • McGill, Nev., native brings home Bronze Star

    03/31/2006 4:51:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – (March 31, 2006) -- Cmdr. Alan M. Hansen, Deputy Force Chaplain, II Marine Expeditionary Force, was awarded the Bronze Star, March 30, for his devotion to Marines and sailors in Iraq. “He worked hard, real hard, to make sure every Marine and sailors’ faith was covered,” said Col. John L. Ledoux, Marine Chief of Staff, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD), in his remarks prior to awarding the medal to Hansen. According to the award citation, the McGill, Nev., native served a year in Iraq. His role as advisor and confidante, to more than...
  • Lake Hopatcong, N.J. native awarded Bronze Star

    03/14/2006 4:35:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 379+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 14, 2006) -- Families, friends and fellow Marines gathered to see a Lake Hopatcong, N.J. native awarded the Bronze Star Medal March 13 for his actions during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Frank Diorio, a 1996 Notre Dame graduate, received the award in a ceremony here for his tour of duty as the company commander of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in Husaybah, Iraq from February to September 2005. The 33-year-old Marine led his company in over 275 engagements at Camp Gannon firm base. On April 11,...
  • Brooklyn, N.Y., native uses motivation to lead Marines, save lives

    03/08/2006 7:01:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 8, 2006) -- “At first it was rough, because they didn’t look at me as a Marine,” said Cpl. Christine DeCaprio, an administrative clerk, of fitting in with an all male military police squad in Iraq. “But, once I got up on the [.50 caliber heavy machinegun] they changed their minds.” This event set the tone for DeCaprio’s next ten months in the desert with Company B, 2nd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Being the only woman in a platoon full of men proved difficult in the early stages of the...
  • Harrisburg, Penn. native experiences year in Iraq

    03/02/2006 5:08:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Mar. 2, 2006) -- In late February 2005, a 26-year-old Harrisburg, Penn. native deployed to the western part of the Al Anbar province, Iraq with Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division. One year later, he returned to the U.S. forever changed. Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, a combat photographer with RCT-2, recently came home after a year deployed to Iraq, where he had been supporting Marines and Iraqi Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Keller’s job in Iraq consisted of documenting the security and stabilization operations the RCT conducted for historical, training and intelligence purposes....
  • New Jersy native translates for 6CAG in Iraq

    02/14/2006 3:32:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Cpl. Jeremy Gadrow
    AL ANBAR, Iraq (Feb. 14, 2006) -- When asked about the biggest challenge of operating in a foreign country such as Iraq, many service members will say it is the language barrier that causes the most frustration. To combat this challenge, Arabic speakers are hired from across the world to be a vital connection between the people of Iraq and the Coalition Forces. Without them, little could be accomplished. On a rare occasion, contracted interpreters are not necessary – not when you have Marines who can do the job. Such is the case with Lance Cpl. Brian Youssef, a Marine...
  • Wahpeton, N.D., native supports front lines

    02/11/2006 2:02:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 11, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 11, 2006) -- There are more than 22,000 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force units deployed in Iraq. Many of them are serving on the front lines, outside the wire, however, they would not be operating successfully without having proper administrative support backing them. Administrative Marines like Sgt. Jeffery P. Kast, an administration clerk with Combat Logistics Battalion-8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensure Marines within their respective units have continuous administrative support. “For my office, our day-to-day tasks are to make sure that Marines in our battalion are being taken care of administratively,” Kast...
  • Offical Who Called Back TD inSuper Bowl Pittsburg Native.

    02/06/2006 1:51:52 PM PST · by Phlap · 178 replies · 2,586+ views
    Post Gazette | 02/06/06 | moi
    Bob Waggoner, who served as the back judge in the game, is a Pittsburgh native and played linebacker at Juniata College from 1969 through 1972.
  • Ironton, Ohio, native manages units interpreters

    02/03/2006 5:09:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 96+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Pfc. Chistopher J. Ohmen
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 3, 2006) -- Being able to communicate with the local populous is an important part of every mission the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conduct in their area of operations. In order to do this, the unit works with local Iraqi interpreters. Sergeant Dustin L. Barrow, an Ironton, Ohio, native, is the enlisted interpreter liaison for the battalion. He ensures the translators are satisfied with what they have, while also ensuring they are doing their jobs to support the operations the companies carry out. “This is the first time I have dealt with interpreters...
  • Houston native manages detainees in Iraq

    02/03/2006 5:07:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Pfc. Chistopher J. Ohmen
    CAMP FALLUJA, Iraq (Feb. 3, 2006) -- The Marines in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment bring in suspected insurgents as detainees from their area of operation in order to keep local Iraqi citizens safe. Having one location for all of the detainees to be processed helps expedite the process. Sergeant William B. Iversen, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the battalion’s detainee facility, is instrumental in making sure these detainees end up where they are supposed to; prison. “I am here so that the companies only have to drop off a few Marines with a detainee and head right back...
  • Rockford, Ill., native searches for weapons caches during Operation Trifecta

    02/03/2006 3:22:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Pfc. Christopher J. Ohmen
    ZAIDON, Iraq (Feb. 3, 2006) -- The sun was rising on the second day of Operation Trifecta and it was time for Sgt. Chad T. Johnson, a combat engineer attached to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, and his engineers to impair insurgent operations in the Zaidon area. The Rockford, Ill., native was given the task of helping a platoon from Company F search vast areas of farm land looking for weapons and explosives the insurgents are suspected to have hidden there. “This is one of the primary missions for the engineers in this area of operation,” stated Johnson, a 1994...
  • That Other Holocaust, Revisited

    02/02/2006 7:02:36 AM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 601+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Every time I bring up the Holocaust, the same thing happens. Some of the people want Hitler's genocide to be the archetype of a people's suffering, denying others their right to bring similar atrocities to light. Some want to deny it (like current Iranian President Ahmadinejad). Some want to straddle the line or apologize: "There would have been no Hitler if not for the reparation payments put upon Germany after World War I." What are we to do, create a chart ranking peoples' suffering: "mine was worse than yours?" These were all horrors. Calling one a genocide while not allowing...
  • Woodland, Calif., native leads team on cache hunts

    02/01/2006 4:28:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    BARWANAH, Iraq (Feb. 1, 2006) -- The Marines of 2nd Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment constantly search the palm groves and desert valleys here for insurgents and their weapon of choice … roadside bombs. Leading one of the platoon’s fire teams during hunts for weapons caches is Woodland, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Sam E. Smithson. His fire team, with the help of the squad, is responsible for finding at least eight different caches since arriving in the area. In the last month, Smithson was part of two different operations, leading his Marines in finding many caches. His...