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  • Russia and China Pledge Not to Hack Each Other

    05/10/2015 10:59:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8:32 am ET May 8, 2015 | Olga Razumovskaya
    If the U.S. intelligence community believes that Russia poses a greater cyber spying threat than China, what will it make of this? Russia and China signed a cyber-security deal on Friday, which experts say could firm up Russia’s ties with the east and may become a foundation for binding cyber security ties in the future. According to the text of the agreement posted on the Russian government’s website on Wednesday, Russia and China agree to not conduct cyber-attacks against each other, as well as jointly counteract technology that may “destabilize the internal political and socio-economic atmosphere,” ”disturb public order” or...
  • Deputies: Women left girl, 7, alone during Savage Race

    10/21/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 26 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | October 21, 2013 | Cait McVey
    DADE CITY -- Two women found themselves in some trouble after they took longer than expected to complete an obstacle course race this weekend. Deputies said Brianna Lake, 26, and Christina Clemons, 28, were among the thousands of people participating in the Savage Race, a five-mile event full of obstacles and mud. The problem? Deputies said the women, who are domestic partners, brought their 7-year-old daughter with them and left her alone as they headed off onto the course. Deputies said it took Lake and Clemons five hours to finish the race. During that time, deputies said race officials found...
  • GLAAD Slams Utah NBC Affiliate for Not Broadcasting NBC's 'New Normal'

    08/27/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 27 2012 | Aaron Couch
    GLAAD is criticizing a Utah NBC affiliate’s decision not to broadcast The New Normal this fall. "While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported LGBT stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country,” the group's president says. Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler's new comedy, which tells the story of a single mother who becomes a surrogate for a same-sex couple, was deemed “inappropriate” by Salt Lake City-based KSL-TV. "Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like Modern Family, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick...
  • NBC Cancels 'The New Normal'

    05/11/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies ^ | 05/11/2013 | Lesley Goldberg
    The New Normal has been canceled after one season at NBC. The semi-autobiographical comedy from Glee's Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler marked Murphy's first half-hour comedy and aired as part of NBC's Tuesday comedy block. Boosted by The Voice, the Justin Bartha-Andrew Rannells starrer about a gay couple starting a family earned a full-season order in October despite early protests from conservative watchdog groups.
  • Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

    05/12/2013 4:20:13 AM PDT · by central_va · 80 replies ^ | 5/12/13 | Lesley Goldberg
    It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen. After a 2012-13 season that featured a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on TV, this past week's wave of cancellations may drastically alter those statistics. Gone are shows that featured prominent gay story lines including NBC's The New Normal and CBS' Partners. Both were semi-autobiographical series about the lives of its nearly all openly gay creators -- Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler on the former, David Kohan (who's not) and Max Mutchnik for the latter...
  • Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

    05/11/2013 6:04:27 PM PDT · by murron · 105 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 11, 2013 | Lesley Goldberg
    It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen.
  • 'Obamacare' extends health care benefits to same-sex partners' children

    07/20/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/12 | JASON MILLMAN
    The Obama administration is giving a new health benefit to same-sex partners — and it’s built on one of the most popular provisions of “Obamacare.” On Friday, the administration published a proposed rule that would extend one of the health care law’s best-known provisions — allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 — to same-sex partners of federal workers.
  • Obama’s Peace Partners, the Taliban, Attack Bagram Air Base on New Year’s Eve

    01/01/2012 3:59:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/1/12 | Jim Hoft
    “Look, the Taliban, per se, is not our enemy.” - VP Joe Biden December 2011 Two weeks ago the White House told us that the Taliban was not our enemy. Iran Press TV reported that nine missiles were launched in the attack on Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. There were initial reports of several casualties. UPDATE: Press TV has more on the attack: The U.S. Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan came under 2 missile attacks on Saturday, as the American soldiers were celebrating the New Year’s Eve. Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they have fired 9...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Europe's Debt Woes Pose Opportunities for China

    09/22/2011 5:59:48 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 2 replies
    Beijing officials reaffirmed China's commitment to the euro currency and the European economy as uncertainty grows over whether E.U. officials can quickly recover from their debt crisis. In a statement to reporters, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he hopes Europe has the ability and wisdom to overcome its debt crisis and ensure the safety of Chinese investments. Approximately 25 percent of China's huge $2.8 trillion foreign exchange reserves are invested in euro-dominated assets, making Beijing vulnerable if the currency declines. While some analysts say China must stay the course despite deepening crisis in member states such as Italy and...
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • Man Beheads Girlfriend in Front of Classmates at Indian University

    04/28/2011 1:13:52 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/28/2011 | NewsCore
    RANCHI, India -- An engineering student was in police custody Thursday after allegedly slicing his girlfriend's head off with a ceremonial dagger in front of her classmates at an Indian university. Bijendra Kumar, 23, a diploma student at St. Xavier's College in Ranchi, in eastern India, allegedly beheaded his 18-year-old girlfriend, Khushbu, with a blade known as a "khukri" as she left the classroom with her friends. The Hindustan Times reported that Kumar was overpowered by students and security guards, beaten and then arrested by police after the attack Wednesday.
  • Eric Holder Partners with Fidel Castro Again

    02/15/2011 10:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    town hall ^ | 2/15/11 | Humberto Fontova
    Last week the U.S. Dept. of Justice, at U.S. taxpayer expense, transported a Lieutenant Colonel of Fidel Castro’s KGB-trained secret police named Roberto Hernandez-Caballero to a U.S. courtroom. The U.S. State Dept. classifies Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism,” and Fidel Castro classifies the U.S. as “the Great Enemy of Mankind!” A former regime-colleague of Hernandez-Caballero sits in a U.S. federal prison after conviction in “the the most damaging spy scandal against the U.S. since the end of the Cold War.” Her name is Ana Montes and she was convicted in a different U.S. courtroom of the same crimes...
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Afghans, NATO Partners Build Trust in Uruzgan Province

    06/03/2010 6:33:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 136+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, June 3, 2010 – Uruzgan province officials recently opened an Afghan National Police substation near Golkhaneh village to provide the population a tangible symbol of government near the Tangi valley, an area of insurgent activity. The substation, a permanent police post with a vantage point over the provincial capital of Tarin Kowt, has facilities for 40 policemen. It is the fourth of 10 planned police substations which contribute to the increasing professionalism of the Afghan National Police and the building of greater trust between residents and the Afghan government in this southern province, according to Dutch Brigadier Kees...
  • US doctors meet, instruct Iraqi partners

    11/28/2009 10:31:44 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Bryce Dubee, USA
    BAGHDAD — The exchange of information between medical professionals is commonplace throughout the world. But after years of conflict and instability, many doctors here are out of the information loop. To help Iraqi doctors catch up on some of the latest medical information, U.S. Soldiers from the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, organized an alliance between U.S. military doctors and local Iraqi hospitals. "Our goal is to meet with the hospitals monthly," explained Capt. Gabriela Niess, a native of Davis, Calif., the brigade's medical planner. Currently the brigade meets with two hospitals, one in Abu Ghraib and...
  • Medical Skills Passed to Iraqi Partners

    08/02/2009 1:19:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ruth McClary, USA
    Iraqi medic Saif Salim Hassan (center), 17th IA Division, locates the area to stick a needle for a collapsed lung during Basic Combat Lifesaving training at Joint Security Station Knight, July 29. Photo by Spc. Ruth McClary, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — Two U.S. Army medics from the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron taught Iraqi Army medics Basic Combat Lifesaving skills here, July 29. This was the third class in a series of eight in which squadron medics Sgt. Jim Slaughter and Sgt. Edward Woolwine teach medical skills to their Iraqi partners, then return in two weeks to observe...
  • Single women gaze longer

    06/03/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 135 replies · 4,233+ views
    Springer Science + Business Media ^ | 3 June 2009 | Renate Bayaz
    Neuroscientists found woman's partner status relevant for her interest in the opposite sex A study by neuroscientist Heather Rupp and her team found that a woman's partner status influenced her interest in the opposite sex. In the studyą, published in the March issue of Human Nature, women both with and without sexual partners showed little difference in their subjective ratings of photos of men when considering such measures as masculinity and attractiveness. However, the women who did not have sexual partners spent more time evaluating photos of men, demonstrating a greater interest in the photos. No such difference was found...
  • Clinton State Dept. Gives Benefits to Partners, Adulterers

    05/26/2009 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies · 1,013+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 5/26/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-05-26) — Calling it “the right thing to do” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today announced that the State Department would soon grant the same benefits to spouses and domestic partners as well as to those with whom U.S. diplomats conduct extra-marital affairs. “Same sex or opposite sex, married or not, faithful or cheating — any time people come together intimately, taxpayers are morally obligated to take care of their every need,” said Secretary Clinton. “History has shown that some couples in adulterous affairs are more devoted to each other than they are to the ones with whom they share...
  • Pair Survives Avalanche on Mount Washington (Climbing Partners Tumbled 800 Feet Down Slope)

    04/15/2009 10:23:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 15, 2009 | Martin Finucane
    A Massachusetts man and his climbing partner from Vermont were "incredibly fortunate," officials said, to survive with only minor injuries after they were caught in an avalanche and tumbled 800 feet down a slope at New Hampshire's Mount Washington last weekend. Daniel Zucker, 46, of Danville, Vt., said he and Tim Finocchio of Holbrook were nearing the top of the Dodge's Drop area at Tuckerman Ravine at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the snow gave way. He described a terrifying plunge down the slope in which he wondered if he would survive. "There's this roaring sound that's constant, and you're...
  • Obama: US, partners will sink piracy

    04/13/2009 7:00:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 863+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/09 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama vowed Monday to work with US allies to "halt the rise of piracy" off Somalia's coast, as the Pentagon warned there was no purely military solution to the seaborne scourge. ... "I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of piracy in that region," Obama said at an event designed to highlight investments in transportation infrastructure. "To achieve that goal, we're going to have to continue to work with our partners to prevent future attacks, we have to continue to be prepared to confront them when they arise...
  • Engineer Partnership a Resounding Success (ESSAYONS)

    03/16/2009 5:29:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Kyle Hawes, USA
    U.S. Soldiers assist Iraqi Soldiers in installing overhead gunner protection to a vehicle. Photo courtesy of the 555th Engineer Brigade. BAGHDAD — The 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade began a partnership with the 10th Iraqi Army (IA) Field Engineer Regiment (FER) in southern Iraq only a few short months ago. Since the partnership began, great strides have been made in assisting the IA in becoming a self-sustaining force. The cornerstone of this has been the Logistical Training and Assistance Team (LTAT) which has been recently added to the battalion’s advisory mission in support of IA engineer units.The LTAT’s primary...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces Work Together Toward Success

    10/21/2008 4:30:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Rodney Foliente, USA
    CAMP ECHO, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2008 – Iraqi soldiers and police and U.S. soldiers who live and work together at the Joint Security Station in Diwaniya, Iraq, are dedicated to one goal: a self-sustaining and independently secure Iraq. Army Staff Sergeant Kelley Martin, left, a tank commander with the 4th Infantry Division’s Company C, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, walks through a date palm grove with an Iraqi police officer during a patrol in Diwaniya, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2008. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In the short time since the...
  • Do Attractive Women Want It All?

    03/24/2008 4:01:43 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,482+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-24-2009 | University of Texas at Austin.
    Do Attractive Women Want It All? ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2008) — Although many researchers have believed women choose partners based on the kind of relationship they are seeking, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals women's preferences can be influenced by their own attractiveness. David Buss, psychology researcher at the university, has published the findings in "Attractive Women Want it All: Good Genes, Economic Investment, Parenting Proclivities and Emotional Commitment" in this month's Evolutionary Psychology. Previous researchers argued that what women value depended on the type of relationship they were looking for. Women looking for long-term...
  • U.S. Soldiers Partner With Iraqis to Build Outpost in Troubled Area

    02/05/2008 4:00:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Patrick Lair, USA
    MOSUL — Piles of concrete rubble, rows of rusted vehicles, busted water lines and local snipers are just a few of the obstacles U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers are overcoming to build a combat outpost in one of Mosul’s most dangerous neighborhoods. U.S. Army Soldiers from Killer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, based out of Ft. Hood, Texas, and members of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army (IA) Division teamed up Jan. 19 with the U.S. Army’s 43rd Combat Engineer Company and 77th Engineer Company to build Combat Outpost Killer, also known as COP “Rabiya,” which means...
  • Girly Men Are Perfect Partners, Say Women

    08/07/2007 6:38:00 PM PDT · by blam · 148 replies · 7,086+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2007 | Aislinn Simpson
    Girly men are perfect partners, say women By Aislinn Simpson Last Updated: 1:56am BST 08/08/2007 Women searching for the perfect partner avoid macho men in favour of feminine-looking types whom they see as more committed and better parents, research has found. Jools Oliver with husband Jamie Men with masculine features, such as a square jaw, larger nose or smaller eyes were perceived to be less faithful, more detached and worse fathers. Those with fuller lips and wide eyes were seen as being more caring, nurturing and less likely to stray. Psychologists from Durham and St Andrews Universities asked more than...
  • Gratitude, Discussions to Highlight Rumsfeld’s Albania Visit

    09/26/2006 8:15:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 499+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    TIRANA, Albania, Sept. 26, 2006 – Albanian soldiers will remain in Iraq until the job is done, the country’s defense minister promised Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld here today. With plans to thank Albanian leaders for their support in the global war on terror and to meet with defense ministers from southeastern European nations, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here this afternoon after a brief visit to Montenegro. “Let me declare here, Mr. Secretary, that the Albanian armed forces will stay on the side of the American armed forces in Iraq until the mission will be over,” Albanian Defense...
  • Sierra Vista gives fire truck to Fort Huachuca

    09/23/2006 7:57:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 613+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A large panther is now part of Fort Huachuca’s protecting force, courtesy of the city of Sierra Vista. Mayor Tom Hessler turned keys to a nearly $800,000, 78,900-pound fire-fighting monster over to Garrison Commander Col. Jonathan Hunter at a short Friday ceremony at the Pete Castro Maintenance Facility. The water, foam- and halotron-capable vehicle was constructed by the world’s largest fire truck company, Rosenbauer of Wyoming, Minn. The truck, which is designed to fight aircraft blazes, incorporates state-of-the-art technology, said Marty Huffman, the company’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting program manager, who lives in Sierra Vista. Fort Huachuca...
  • U.S., Pakistan Partners in Hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Countries’ Leaders Say

    09/22/2006 4:49:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 369+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2006 -- The United States and Pakistan are partners in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and in fighting extremists and terrorists in the region around Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, the U.S. and Pakistani presidents said in a White House news conference today. “We're on the hunt together,” President Bush said following a meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. “It's in the president's interest that al Qaeda be brought to justice. And it's in our interests. And we collaborate, and we strategize, and we talk a lot about how best to do this.” Musharraf disputed media...
  • Proposed Doctrine for the Network. Can it be improved? YES, very much so.

    07/17/2006 5:22:57 PM PDT · by torqemada · 8 replies · 278+ views
    private e-mail | Rev. Dr. Peter Toon MA., D.Phil (Oxford)
    Proposed Doctrine for the Network. Can it be improved? YES, very much so. The Common Cause Partners of the Anglican Communion Network are being asked to adopt the doctrinal statement printed below at its meeting at the beginning of August 2006. “Proposed Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partners We, the representatives of the Common Cause Partners, do declare we believe the following affirmations and commentary to contain the chief elements of Anglican Reformed Catholicism, and to be essential for membership. 1) We receive the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scripture as the inspired...
  • Army partners with Ducks Unlimited to preserve wetlands

    07/13/2006 4:13:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 160+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Nancy Van Der Weide
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 13, 2006) – The Department of the Army advanced on its goal to prevent encroachment by establishing a new partnership between the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and Ducks Unlimited July 7. The partnership allows Ducks Unlimited – an organization committed to the conservation, restoration and management of wetlands and associated habitats for North American waterfowl – to work with the Army to identify opportunities for wetland creation and management near installations participating in the ACUB program, said Chad Henry, director of training for the Training Lands Office. “It gives the troops more area to...
  • America Supports You: Partners Fix Wounded Soldier's Home

    05/26/2006 8:09:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 289+ views
    ROSEDALE, Md., May 26, 2006 – Grassroots and corporate supporters came together May 24 at the home of Army Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Wilson here to honor and support her as she continues serving her country. This is the fourth home repair project taken on by "Serving Those Who Serve," which was started in September by "Rebuilding Together," the nation's largest volunteer homebuilding organization, and backed by Countrywide Financial Corp. "I'm very, very grateful for everything that you guys have done, the things you are doing, and the things that you will continue to do for the soldiers that...
  • NATO Partners Conclude Shamrock Key Exercise

    05/04/2006 5:49:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 266+ views
    RIGA, Latvia, May 4, 2006 – Special forces operators from the U.S., Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Norway concluded exercise Shamrock Key 2006 here April 27. The annual two-week exercise provided an opportunity for European-based NATO special operations forces to train together with local forces in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The training consisted of a series of joint military exercises conducted among theater security cooperation partners in the Baltic region of Europe. "The U.S. military is here to train with the armed forces of Latvia, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia, to strengthen our interoperability and our mutual ability to protect...
  • RCT-5 partners with Iraqi brigade

    03/08/2006 5:07:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 1st Lt. Nathan Braden
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (March 7, 2006) -- A partnership between Regimental Combat Team 5 and the Iraqi Army here was cemented when commanders from the coalition shook hands yesterday. Col. Larry D. Nicholson, RCT-5 commander met with Iraqi Brig. Gen. Abdulla Abdulkareem Abdul Satter, commanding officer of 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division for the first time. Nicholson recently assumed control of the region from North Carolina-based Regimental Combat Team 8. The Marine regiment and the Iraqi 4th Brigade are partnered in security operations for the greater Fallujah area. “One of my first priorities is to meet with each unit...
  • U.S., India Partners in Cause of Liberty, Bush Says

    03/03/2006 4:34:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2006 – With support from the United States and India, the universal value of freedom has the power to change the world for the better, President Bush said in New Delhi today. "The United States and India, separated by half the globe, are closer than ever before, and the partnership between our free nations has the power to transform the world," Bush said on the second day of his two-day stay in India. "India in the 21st century is a natural partner of the United States, because we are brothers in the cause of human liberty." Bush...
  • U.S., Italy Strategic Partners in Spread of Democracy, Bush Says

    02/28/2006 4:47:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2006 – The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Italy is an important component in helping spread democracy and peace, President Bush said here today after a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. "We discussed Iraq and the need for strong allies to continue to support the democracy movement there," Bush said at the White House. "This strategic relationship is important for both our peoples and it's important to help lay the foundations for peace." Berlusconi echoed Bush's sentiment about the importance of spreading the democratic values that both countries share. "It is only through democracy...
  • Corporate Partners Offer Free Tax Filing Service to Military Members

    01/23/2006 4:31:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 344+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris M. Hwang, USN
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – Military members and their families can now file their taxes for free, thanks to a partnership between a group that helps military people deal with financial issues and a civilian financial services company. "Military OneSource" has partnered up with Intuit, a financial services company, to provide the TurboTax basic product for federal and state returns at no cost. Military members can download this program and also benefit from tax consultations and have access to appropriate resources. The Military OneSource Web site will provide annual upgrades to the TurboTax software at no cost. "This tax consultant...
  • What happens when a top law firm gets two crooks for clients?

    10/14/2005 1:02:51 AM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 2,220+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | November 2001 | John Spong
    Texas Monthly November 2001 What happens when a top law firm gets two crooks for clients? At Locke, Liddell, and Sapp, the result was a $30 million settlement for angry investors. by John Spong LOCKE PURNELL ATTORNEY JANE MATHESON'S NOTE ON THE BACK OF A TRADE AGREEMENT her firm was editing for client Russell Erxleben in February 1998 got right to the point: "Tell the truth." Erxleben, an All-American punter and place kicker for the University of Texas Longhorns in the seventies, had enlisted the 110-year-old, blue-chip Dallas law firm to keep his company, Austin Forex Investments (AFI), from running...
  • Banshees of VMAQ-1 ensure smooth transition for Navy partners

    09/30/2005 6:22:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Sept. 30, 2005) -- The Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 Banshees, based at Al Asad, Iraq, are playing host to two Navy squadrons supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom from late September to early October. As Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 transferred operations to VAQ-141, the two squadrons needed a land base because of a carrier gap, a situation caused by aircraft carriers rotating in and out of the area of responsibility. When the USS Chester W. Nimitz, the home of VAQ-135, left the Persian Gulf, the squadron left behind two jets to help VMAQ-1 successfully execute...
  • Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act"

    06/30/2005 12:53:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 827+ views
    email | 6 29 05 | Gretchen Randall
    Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act" By Gretchen Randall Date: June 29, 2005 Issue: The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act (S. 260) passed the U.S. Senate Monday with unanimous approval. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the primary program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delivering habitat improvement projects on private land through voluntary agreements with private landowners. The bill authorizes the program for the next five years (2006-2011) and provides $75 million each year for this habitat conservation program. Noting that approximately 60 percent of fish and wildlife in the United States are...
  • Gay Pride's Come A Long Way Since '81 (Toronto)

    06/23/2005 12:10:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 14 replies · 870+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 6-19-05 | Sue-Ann Levy
    Gay Pride's Come A Long Way Since '81: Now In Its 25th Year, It Started With Kyly Rae, Four Friends And A Small Event To Celebrate Gay Culture Sue-Ann Levy    Sun, June 19, 2005 Kyle Rae was only 26 and unemployed in 1981 when he helped put together the very first Gay Pride event -- along with four other "feminist fags." As he gets set to kick off 25 years of Pride and Pride week with tomorrow's flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, the 51-year-old councillor -- now married to his same-sex partner -- will be the first to admit they've come a long way...
  • In Video, Officer Runs as Partner Is Shot, Police Say

    06/07/2005 2:14:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 143 replies · 3,631+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    A surveillance video shows that the partner of a police officer who was shot three times during a car stop last week in Brooklyn ran away and, for several minutes, failed to help the wounded officer, a police official said yesterday. The actions of the partner, Officer Gilberto T. Marrero, are under investigation by the Police Department's Firearms Discharge Review Board as part of its routine inquiry into the shooting, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way. Officer Marrero, a 12-year veteran, could face dismissal if the board concludes that...
  • CA: Politicians as 'partners'

    02/09/2005 9:28:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/9/05 | Op/Ed
    In recent weeks, two of the Sacramento region's most prominent political figures have found themselves facing public scrutiny over their private investments with the region's largest developer, the Tsakopoulos family. First, Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas retreated from his strange role as cheerleader for a plan to finance a new basketball arena by rezoning land, including some owned by the Tsakopoulos family, after press reports that his wife has been a partner with the family in land ventures elsewhere. And now Doris Matsui, wife of the late Rep. Robert Matsui and a candidate to succeed him in Congress, has announced...
  • Answers in Iraq and the Fallacy of “Partners”

    10/05/2004 11:05:38 PM PDT · by mynational · 8 replies · 1,256+ views
    Letter Written by Captain Trampes C Crow | 10-5-04 | Trampes C Crow
    Answers in Iraq and the Fallacy of “Partners” By Captain Trampes C. Crow As we enter the homestretch of the 2004 presidential election and the opposing sides pull out all stops in order to gain an edge in voting booths across America, the rhetoric as it pertains to my current residence, Iraq, has taken center stage. The talk has ranged alternately from the supportive to the cynical to the outright ridiculous. There is one theory that pertains to the winning of the peace here in Iraq that has alarmed and disappointed me more than most. That is the key Democratic...
  • Homosexual Marriage Not in Arizona's Best Interests

    11/20/2003 8:23:11 PM PST · by repentant_pundit · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Those who see no apparent harm in legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States should not be heartened by Tuesday's ruling in Massachusetts, where the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of seven homosexual couples seeking to overturn the traditional definition of marriage. If, through the application of the full faith and credit clause, Arizona and other states are forced to legalize homosexual marriage, the results will be predictable. That's because social science research has already given us an accurate view of homosexual relationships and the instability of those involved, including children. We know that homosexual relationships last, on average,...
  • Pakistan opposition leader is arrested

    10/30/2003 8:07:50 PM PST · by jonatron · 3 replies · 142+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/30/03
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Pakistani opposition leader, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, who has been critical of his country's military ruler, is under arrest, accused of defaming the army. Hashmi, the president of the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, was taken into custody late Wednesday night. The BBC said Hashmi is one of the most outspoken critics of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, an army general who seized power in a 1999 coup. Hashmi is also the acting leader of a faction of the Pakistan Muslim League associated with Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister who was overthrown during...
  • CA: Bills seek to help domestic partners

    01/29/2003 10:57:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 230+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/29/03 | Jim Sanders
    <p>Gay marriages are prohibited in California, but legislation unveiled Tuesday would grant same-sex partners nearly all the legal rights and responsibilities of married spouses.</p> <p>AB 205 would expand the state's existing domestic partnership program to ensure equal treatment of gay and lesbian couples in child custody, financial support, community property, debt assumption and other family matters.</p>
  • Humans 'Attracted To Partners That Look Like Their Parents'

    01/08/2003 9:22:17 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,514+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-8-2003
    Humans 'attracted to partners that look like their parents' Researchers have concluded opposites do not necessarily actually attract. A team of experts from St Andrews University found women are attracted to men who remind them of their fathers and men to women who look like their mothers. They found that people are far more likely to marry those who look like their opposite sex parent, particularly when it comes to hair and eye colour. Anthony Little, 25, who led the research, said: "We found that people really did pick partners who resembled their opposite sex parent. "It is something a...
  • Hunting partners, wetlands come and go

    09/27/2002 9:33:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 270+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/27/02 | Dennis Anderson
    <p>He has a girlfriend, a hunting license and a gun, so Al Farmes, 87, will be happy Saturday no matter how the opening of the 2002 Minnesota duck season turns out.</p> <p>Farmes has hunted ducks in Minnesota for nearly 70 years, missing a few season openers during that period to serve in the Navy, and missing a few more when he opted instead to tromp in the woods, stalking deer.</p>