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  • Vet's key to 103 birthday parties: Work hard at positive outlook (WWII)

    10/28/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/26/13 | Jerriann Sullivan
    Floyd "Pete" Petiprin has lived through the Pearl Harbor attack, a broken hip and the loss of his wife Emily, but the Winter Park man greets each day with an upbeat outlook. "If you have a positive attitude and say your prayers every day, you can recover from almost anything," Petiprin said. "Psychologically, it is very important to be as happy as possible." /SNIP/ Petiprin joined the U.S. Navy when he was a business administration student at the University of Michigan because "we knew we'd be drafted." He was an officer for 10 years before losing friends in the Pearl...
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • BREAKING: Envelope sent to U.S. Senator has tested positive for RICIN!

    04/16/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/16/13 | The Right Scoop
    This is not good at all. CNN is reporting that an envelope that was sent to a Senator (unnamed) has tested positive for ricin poisoning. It’s been tested at least three times and each time it came up positive. The mail facility is off-site so the ricin is not in the Capitol. Watch the report from CNN:
  • Egypt Riots Rage, US Embassy Praises As 'Incredibly Positive'

    11/25/2012 8:47:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    As clashes between Egyptian police forces led by Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi and Egyptian protesters angry at Morsi’s power grab escalated, the US embassy in Cairo weighed in. You may remember the embassy’s last embarrassing tweeting escapade on 9/11, when embassy staff tweeted apologies for a YouTube video even as the embassy was stormed. Today, as the embassy fell under assault, they tweeted:
  • Incendiary Image of the Day: Positive Thinking at Nighthawk Customs Edition(Gun sign)

    10/15/2012 4:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12 October, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Obviously, there’s nothing incendiary about this image for TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia. But imagine this sign in, say, a bank. Or a church. School? Court house? Department of Motor Vehicles? Post office? Maybe it’s time to go on offense, and I don’t mean that in a Ted Nugent kinda way. More like Elvis. If I can dream of a better land . . . [h/t Enzo]
  • Give me some positives... Please.

    08/05/2010 8:25:27 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 55 replies
    Me ^ | 8/5/2010 | Me
    Gosh, the last two years I have been calling Congress, Senators, going to Tea Parties, Went to DC many times, Town Halls, Blogs and web sites trying to defend and preserve our freedom and liberty. I have been feeling pretty good until the HCR bill. I remember driving back from DC feeling exhausted and actually named the photo folder "last day of freedom". However, then a few days later it passed I was a tad down then bounced back. Then it has been one bill after another and one setback after another. I seem to be running out of energy......
  • Positive and Negative Government (What is government's proper role in society?)

    05/27/2010 9:05:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 314+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2010 | Prof. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    Early on in life, kids are taught the concepts of positive and negative in science. They learn about positive and negative poles on magnets and positive and negative terminals on batteries. By junior high school, kids are introduced to positive and negative numbers in mathematics. Unfortunately, few schools teach the concepts of positive and negative as they pertain to civics and government. Understanding positive and negative law and government is the most life-impacting positive/negative polarity of all. It is the fundamental difference between oppression and freedom. Negative law tells us what we may not do; positive law tells us what...
  • Kagan: Constitution as Charter of “Positive Liberties” (Marxist - all the way)

    05/18/2010 10:13:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 484+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/17/10 | Ed Whelan
    Kagan: Constitution as Charter of “Positive Liberties”By Ed Whelan May 17, 2010 12:19 PM According to this Wall Street Journal article, during her service as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1987, Elena Kagan took the position that the Constitution confers so-called “positive” rights to governmental aid, not just “negative” liberties protected against governmental interference or penalty. Specifically, with respect to one certiorari petition she expressed her “worry that a majority of this court will agree with Judge Posner that ‘the Constitution is a charter of negative rather than positive liberties.’” And with respect to another, she discussed...
  • I just went to buy The Blind Side at my local Target Store and it is sold out!

    03/25/2010 9:58:01 AM PDT · by soccermom · 38 replies · 1,096+ views
    OK, I don't buy a TON of DVDs when they are released, but I have bought my share of them. I usually buy them the week they are released because they're usually on sale. I've bought lots of the highly-anticipated films like The Dark Knight, Harry Potter etc and I have NEVER seen a DVD sold out. If this is an indication of the popularity of The Blind Side, I think that is pretty cool and bodes well for future movies.......if Hollywood actually cares about what people want to see.
  • Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe and Other Positive Pitbull Stories (Positive Pitbull Press)

    02/12/2010 9:24:46 PM PST · by Porterville · 70 replies · 880+ views
    Save a Bull ^ | 5/19/2008 | not available
    Cheyenne, Dakota and TahoeOne of the top rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an Am Pit Bull Terrier. Kris Crawford, who has two other pit bulls that are also certified Search and Rescue dogs, owns Dakota. Dakota is so good at what she does that NASA requested Kris and Dakota to assist in the recovery of the Astronauts, after the tragic 2003 shuttle disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in many cases and have made national news on several occasions. Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe, in...
  • Vanity - Could be a Depression so say the Experts, but what Could it be?

    01/01/2010 9:12:03 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies · 857+ views
    1-1-10 | Self
    Ok, the experts, great columnists, American Thinker, conservative blogs are all convinced the numbers align to make a depression in 2010. Does Obama want this? Possibly. Are the experts right? Perhaps...if so, then my business will suck and we'll be poor. Well, a lot of folks will be in that boat. What I really DON'T like, is it seems like some even on our side WANT the depression just so we can prove Obama was the culprit, he was wrong, and the Dems will be voted out and perhaps he'll be impeached, etc.
  • Want An Uplifting Experience? Go See "Blind Side"

    12/21/2009 8:19:50 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 99 replies · 2,470+ views
    Movie - Blind Side | Today 12/21/09 | self
    Lately the news has not been good - understatement of the year. If you can spare two hours to have a "mood enhancing" moviegoing experience - please go see "Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock.
  • Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1

    11/05/2009 9:51:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    Google ^ | 10-05-09 | Henry C. Jackson
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs. The USDA said it discovered four tissue samples that tested positive for the virus using its swine surveillance program. The sample was collected in late October, and the USDA said the pigs as well as the people caring for the animals have recovered. Last month, tests confirmed that several show pigs at the Minnesota State Fair contracted swine flu, also known as the H1N1...
  • Take a Peale Pill! [Devotional]

    02/24/2009 3:51:34 AM PST · by tenger · 150+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 24, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Psalm 112:4 When I was in high school, I played the character of grumpy General Bullmoose in the play "Lil' Abner." I told my secretary, "I'm not taking my Peale pills. They make me think...too positive." The reference is to Norman Vincent Peale, the famed optimist. The optimist referred to in this verse is not merely optimistic for the sake of being up, but he's displaying the quality of his moral character. I'll admit it, life can get you down, especially in the times...
  • Positive Thoughts

    01/28/2009 11:23:17 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 49 replies · 827+ views
    Jan. 28 2009 | Niuhuru
    I think for everyone's sake that a thread on positive things in our lives and in this country would be a good thing.
  • START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

    08/21/2008 6:45:41 AM PDT · by TommyJoe · 13 replies · 133+ views
    Another forum, forum user | Today | Unknown
    START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK 1. Open a new file in your computer. 2. Name it 'Barack Obama'. 3. Send it to the Recycle Bin. 4. Empty the Recycle Bin. 5. Your PC will ask you: 'Do you really want to get rid of 'Barack Obama?' 6. Firmly Click 'Yes.' 7. Feel better? GOOD! - Tomorrow we'll do Nancy Pelosi!
  • Commander Sees Positive Trends in Iraq Detention Operations

    03/24/2008 4:34:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 156+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Moore, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2008 – The U.S. troop surge in Iraq and increased community involvement have helped improve coalition detention operations there, the U.S. commander in charge of those operations said yesterday. Since the troop surge, the coalition has seen positive trends in the capture and release rates among Iraqi detainees, in detainee-on-detainee violence in coalition facilities, and in recapture rates among detainees who have been released from custody, Marine Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, Multinational Force Iraq’s commander of detention operations, told reporters in Iraq. The coalition has more than 23,000 detainees in custody, Stone said. This population size...
  • FReeping the Vote. Following up on JR's no-McCain objective

    02/13/2008 12:09:55 PM PST · by unspun · 279 replies · 624+ views
    vanity ^ | 2-13-2008 | unspun
    We know our objective: to prevent a first ballot victory by John McCain. I think we also know the only effective way to do this: campaigning for Mike Huckabee.Please go to mikehuckabee.com and/or to hucksarmy.com and get busy. There is an excellent way to make phone calls while on-line. Donations are always critical. There are voter guides for forwarding to those you know. The next rounds are critical, to see if we can maximize our potential, to shut McCain out.
  • Petraeus Calls British Turnover of Basra Control 'Positive Step'

    12/17/2007 3:17:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 93+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2007 – In a joint statement issued Dec. 16, 2007, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multinational Force Iraq commander, and Patricia A. Butenis, chargé d'affaires, said "the United States and Multinational Force Iraq welcome the transfer of security responsibility in Basra Province to Iraqi responsibility as a positive step on the path to Iraq's self-reliance. "Basra is the ninth province to be transferred to Iraqi security responsibility as the government of Iraq and its security forces continue to develop and assume greater responsibility for governing and providing security for the citizens of Iraq. The first province...
  • Positive Trends in Anbar Permanent, Coalition Commander Says

    12/10/2007 4:24:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 97+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2007 – Positive trends in Iraq’s Anbar province are permanent, the commander of coalition forces in western Iraq said today. Iraqi security forces in the province are shouldering the security burden, and they are 19 months away from assuming full control in what was once the al Qaeda stronghold in Iraq, Marine Maj. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, commander of Multinational Force West, told Pentagon reporters. Violence in the Sunni-dominated province has dropped precipitously. November was the 10th month in a row of declining violence, Gaskin said during a video-teleconference from Baghdad. Put another way, this time last...
  • Gates Seeks to Build on Positive Momentum in Iraq

    12/05/2007 3:27:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 86+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 5, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talked with Iraqi leaders and U.S. commanders here today to explore ways to maintain momentum built in recent months and continue to build on it. Gates met with Iraqi President Jalal Talibani, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Defense Minister Abd al-Qadir al-Mufriji and U.S. commanders. Here on his sixth visit as defense secretary, Gates noted vast security improvements. During a joint news conference with Mufriji, Gates cited “recent months of dramatic change in the security situation across the nation, a decline in violence to levels not seen since the Samarra mosque...
  • Why We Serve: Army Sergeant Brings Positive Message to Public

    11/09/2007 4:31:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Serving in the military was something Jose Munoz always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that he was spurred to enlist and fulfill that dream. Army Sgt. Jose Munoz is telling the military’s story to the American people at community and business events, veterans organizations and other gatherings as part of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public outreach program. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Munoz, now a sergeant with five and a half years in the Army, said a lack of...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger's office positive toward Democrats' health plan ($14 billion 'aRnoldcare' plan)

    11/06/2007 6:48:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 58+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/06/07 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    Schwarzenegger administration officials said Tuesday they were gratified by the compromise on health care reform that Democrats offered the previous day, but the two sides are still at odds over how much employers should pay. "It's a very encouraging sign," said Daniel Zingale, a top policy adviser to the governor. "And we are definitely moving closer." Democrats have gone their own way on health care since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger laid out a universal coverage plan in January. This fall, they passed a major health coverage expansion funded largely through taxes on employers, even after Schwarzenegger said he would veto it,...
  • Hero's tale is 'too positive' for the BBC

    04/08/2007 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies · 1,283+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 04-07-07 | Chris Hastings
    Amid the deaths and the grim daily struggle bravely borne by Britain's forces in southern Iraq, one tale of heroism stands out. Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross. For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict. The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq. The BBC's retreat from...
  • Trends Positive in Baghdad, Joint Staff General Says

    03/30/2007 5:34:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 134+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2007 – Though it’s still in its early stages, the surge operation in Bagdad is showing positive results, the Joint Staff’s deputy director for operations said here today. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said attacks against Iraqi civilians are down about 20 percent, and civilian deaths are down 30 percent nationwide. In Baghdad, attacks against civilians are down 20 percent, with deaths down 50 percent. Attacks using explosively formed projectiles are also down, from 38 in December to 22 this month, though the number of attacks against coalition forces has remained constant, Barbero said. The...
  • The official weekend (substitute) thread (9-11th Feb 2007)

    02/09/2007 9:20:30 PM PST · by snugs · 466 replies · 2,914+ views
    9th February 2007 | Snugs
    Next week is Valentine's Day which for some of us if we are single can be depressing on the other hand we do not have the dilemma will We buy the right bottle of perfume, wine or box of chocolates. Will we pick the right restaurant, movie or play. Instead of concentrating on the lack of a partner at the time of year lets look at the positives of our lives as singles. Places we can go, things we can do without having to negotiate with a partner. Some may have children or elderly parents which means you are restricted...
  • Accentuating The Negative (Is Your Marriage Doomed and Why)

    12/20/2006 6:42:43 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 867+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 December 2006 | Richard Coniff
    One of the most daunting and widely repeated insights from recent social research holds, in essence, that your marriage is doomed if you and your spouse can’t muster up five positive interactions for every negative one... ...People don’t generally get pleasure from their central heating, for instance. But they notice when it doesn’t work. Or as Arthur Schopenhauer, the 19th-century German philosopher, put it, “We feel pain, but not painlessness....” ...It is, in fact, our biological nature to accentuate the negative, to dwell on the one cutting remark rather than the three or four sweet nothings. We differentiate between negative...
  • Band's music boosts children

    11/16/2006 3:42:59 PM PST · by knittnmom · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 11/16/2006 | Amy Mertz
    The Figureheads' latest hip-hop CD might best be described as a toolbox for kids to tap to find their inner voice and guide them in making sound choices. Every song on "The Movement," which is being released formally on Saturday at a concert in the Middleton Performing Arts Center (see related links), reveals a strategy to help children learn, thrive and release and tame their emotions.
  • Who Is Elect? Arminius Differed with Calvin.

    11/13/2006 7:17:18 PM PST · by xzins · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Christian History Institute ^ | Christian History Institute
    Who Is Elect? Arminius Differed with Calvin. by the Staff or associates of Christian History Institute. © Copyright 1999-2006. All rights reserved. After a lengthy exchange of letters, the curators and burgomasters of Leiden officially appointed Jacobus Arminius Professor of Theology at their university on this day, May 8, 1603. When first proposed for the position, Arminius doubted he would take the job. He had formed loving ties with his flock in Amsterdam. Furthermore, he had found theological research a hindrance to his growth in personal sanctity. His working relationship with Amsterdam's authorities was good and he seldom found it...
  • U.S. forces try building community in Baghdad (MSM; Democrats Win, Iraq Already Better)

    11/11/2006 5:53:40 PM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 975+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/2006 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. soldiers, automatic rifles buckled to their body armor, filed into a community center in a dangerous Shiite neighborhood of north Baghdad Saturday and for a few hours became social workers, cops on the beat and referees between feuding tribesmen. Tea was passed around, notes were taken, local sheiks spoke in wise tones, heads nodded vigorously in agreement and mundane problems such as garbage collection and distributing electricity generators were tackled. Maj. Michael Fazio, 36, from Warwick, N.Y., pulled out a cheat sheet — photocopied snapshots labeled with long tribal names that he tried to match with...
  • Injured GIs Remain Positive, Accept Army 10-Miler Challenge

    10/07/2006 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 511+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2006 -- Two Army combat veterans who both lost something dear in the war against terrorism say they are determined to keep on battling, and proving it as they prepare to run the Army 10-Miler race tomorrow. Left to right: Army Spc. James Stuck, Capt. Matthew Scherer and Spc. Joseph Keck meet the press at a Washington, D.C., suburban hotel Oct. 6. Stuck and Keck are Army combat veterans who both lost limbs in the war against terrorism. They will compete in the Missing Parts in Action team that’s competing in the Army-10-Miler race held here...
  • U.S. Officer Sees ‘Very Positive Progress’ In Baghdad

    08/28/2006 5:46:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 237+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Iraqi- and coalition-conducted anti-insurgent operations in Baghdad in recent weeks are achieving results, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters in the Iraqi capital today. “We’re seeing progress toward reducing the number of kidnappings, murders and sectarian violence in areas in which we’re operating,” Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said at a news briefing. Insurgent attacks within Baghdad province averaged about 23 per day during the past week, Caldwell said. He noted that Baghdad’s average daily murder rate dropped 46 percent from July to August. “And, if you look...
  • Coalition Officials See Positive Trend in Baghdad

    08/16/2006 4:18:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2006 – The Iraqi people will need to carry forward positive trends in Baghdad, a coalition spokesman said there today. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, of Multinational Force Iraq, said operations in and around Baghdad are designed to reduce murders, kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and sectarian violence in the capital. Operations are pinpointed at the Doura, Shula and Ameriyah neighborhoods -- all areas threatened by sectarian violence. All three areas have both Sunni and Shiite populations. Iraqi soldiers and police are carrying out most operational missions, while coalition forces provide security cordons and quick-reaction forces. Operations look beyond...
  • Iran says Western proposal 'positive'

    06/06/2006 5:39:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 618+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/06 | Ali Akbar Dareini and George Jahn - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran and the United States had a rare moment of agreement Tuesday, using similar language to describe "positive steps" toward an accord on a package of incentives aimed at persuading Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment. Diplomats said the incentives include a previously undisclosed offer of some U.S. nuclear technology on top of European help in building light-water nuclear reactors. Other incentives include allowing Iran to buy spare airplane parts and support for joining the World Trade Organization. Tehran is under intense international pressure to accept the deal in exchange for putting on hold a uranium enrichment program...
  • CA: Analyst says state budget positive but warns about higher debt

    05/15/2006 8:27:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 167+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/15/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $131.1 billion state budget won praise Monday from the nonpartisan legislative analyst, even as she warned that a deal the governor reached with teachers could increase debt in future years. The analysis came as Democratic lawmakers voiced concerns about some aspects of the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Among other issues, they questioned the amount of money set aside for public transit and whether $400 million Schwarzenegger proposed for bird flu preparations might better be spent on welfare increases. Still, Democrats said a tax windfall estimated at $7.5 billion has led...
  • Pace Discusses Positive, Negative News From Iraq

    04/05/2006 4:32:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2006 – There is both good news and bad news coming out of Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday. The 2005 Iraqi elections were hopeful signs for the nation, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said at a meeting of the World Affairs Council at the Four Seasons Hotel here. Good news stories from the country include Iraq's election of a Transitional National Assembly in January 2005, the ratification in an October 2005 referendum of a constitution written by that body, and December national elections for representatives to the permanent parliament. He said the...
  • **3/10, San Francisco: Rally to Support Denmark and Free Speech...AFTER ACTION REPORT by Syncro**

    03/12/2006 4:53:13 PM PST · by Syncro · 32 replies · 3,708+ views
    The Institute of Phenomonology ^ | March 12, 2006 | Dr, Zoo
    About 70 people gathered Friday March 10th in front of the Danish Embassy at Number One California Street in San Francisco, California for a Rally to Support Denmark and Free SpeechThis was organized by Cinnamon Stillwell, a writer in Northern California.
  • Iraqi Police Having Positive Impact, Official Says

    02/17/2006 3:28:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 182+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2006 – Iraqi police forces have been well trained and are making a positive contribution to the country, U.S. military officials said. "It's a humbling experience to see what the national police are doing on behalf of the good people of Iraq, and it's a rewarding experience to contribute to their success and to be part of their continued growth and improvement," U.S. Army Col. Gordon "Skip" Davis, head of the American-led public order special police transition teams, said in a briefing from Baghdad today. The SPTTs have been working with the Iraqi Public Order Special Police...
  • Dems map out State of the Union response - Kaine Plans Positive Bush Speech Response

    01/30/2006 4:09:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 766+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/06 | Ron Fournier - ap
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, tapped to deliver the State of the Union response for Democrats, has sharp words for both parties in Washington: Stop being so partisan, negative and irrelevant. "There's a better way," he said Monday. Less than three weeks after taking office, Kaine is a rising star inside his party because he succeeded last November where many other Democrats have failed — in a Southern state and in the fast-growing exurbs. "I want to contrast what I consider to be an administration that is super partisan and not really able to deliver results with...
  • Civil affairs continues making positive difference

    01/19/2006 9:47:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Jan. 18, 2006) -- Marines assigned to the 6th Civil Affairs Group, 2nd Marine Division, prove there is another side of the story to tell as they continue to carry out their missions to provide guidance within Al Anbar province, the largest province in Iraq. “The stories that we don’t hear enough about – the good news stories about making lives better and a nation stronger – that’s what the civil affairs Marines do every day in Iraq,” said Col. Paul Brier, commanding officer, 6th CAG. The group arrived in September to help rebuild the infrastructure and...
  • CLINTON: KATRINA A "POSITIVE" THING

    09/18/2005 5:19:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 109 replies · 3,370+ views
    LONDON--Former President Bill Clinton described the devastation from Hurricane Katrina as "a positive thing for our country" on Saturday (9/17/05).Speaking to the BBC Radio 4's Today program, Clinton said that the disaster could encourage Americans to view government involvement in their lives more positively, something the Democrats wanted."I think [Katrina] is likely to make us far more sensitive to ...to the importance of effective, good government after repeated decades of often voting for the party that condemned government," Clinton said. "You know, we all hate government until we need it. So as a Democrat I think that is a positive...
  • A rising star in the new Culture of Christianity

    08/10/2005 7:54:28 AM PDT · by TBP · 82 replies · 1,276+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Current issue | C. Russell Brumfield
    On any given Sunday, 100 million households from Australia, Europe, and across the USA will tune in to view Joel Osteen broadcasting from the 30,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Rated as the #1 inspirational television program by Nielson Media Research, Joel Osteen is preaching a message that certainly seems to be touching home with people all over America. In his much respected best selling book, Your Best Life Now-7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, Osteen outlines a seven-step process for effecting profound change in your life. He speaks in terms of the positive in everyday life. Expect...
  • Iraqi Security Adviser Sees Positive Outlook for Iraq

    08/01/2005 6:18:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 31, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2005 – Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie cautiously predicted today that a large number of U.S. and multinational forces will be able to leave some of Iraq's provinces, regions and large cities by the year's end during an appearance on CNN's "Late Edition" talk show with Wolf Blitzer. But Rubaie emphasized that a reduction of foreign troops in Iraq depends on security conditions at the time. Blitzer pointed out that the top U.S. military commander, Army Gen. George Casey, said U.S. forces could begin a substantial troop pullout as early as next spring if positive progress...
  • The Challenge

    04/28/2005 4:27:21 AM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 4 replies · 324+ views
    The Perspective ^ | 4-28-05 | therobb7
    I didn't know where to post this, so I put it here. (This doesn't appear on my website) I recently issued a challenge to my Leftist co-workers (I am a Red State man in a Blue State store): Convince me to vote with the Democrats without going negative (no Bush-bashing, pessimistic world views, etc) I am challenging them to tell me what the are FOR, not what they are AGAINST.
  • Putin: Meeting with Bush 'very positive'

    02/25/2005 9:19:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 592+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/25/05 | Andrea Dudikova - AP
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a glowing assessment Friday of his meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush, calling it very positive and saying it set an agenda for cooperation in the coming years. "We are satisfied with the talks and their results. I have the feeling that our American partners would have the same assessment," Putin said at a news conference with Slovakia's president a day after his summit with Bush. "The meeting went in a very positive way, in its character and in the chosen themes." Putin said he spoke to Bush for at...
  • New Poll in Advance of Bush Visit to Canada: Canadians Very Positive About Americans

    11/29/2004 10:35:28 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 71 replies · 1,801+ views
    TORONTO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ - A new public opinion poll in advance of President Bush's visit to Canada shows that 71% of Canadians believe the U.S. is our closest friend and 67% believe that anti-American statements will only hurt our ability to resolve disputes with the Americans on trade issues. The survey of 1,000 Canadians was conducted by GPC Public Affairs (www.gpc.ca) on November 23-24, 2004 and has a margin of error of +/-3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The study was commissioned by the Friends of America (www.friendsofamerica.ca), a non-profit organization funded by ordinary Canadians that promotes our close...
  • Has America Learned from 9/11?

    11/02/2004 10:12:46 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 246+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 2, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is President Bush correct in his positive view or Senator Kerry in his negative one?This same debate, interestingly, is also taking place within conservative circles, where analysts sharing the same basic outlook - that Americans are fighting for their very existence - come to dramatically different conclusions. Consider the contrasting views of two important voices on the right, Mark Helprin and Tod Lindberg.Mr. Helprin, author of such powerful novels as A Soldier of the Great War and Winter's Tale, writes a despairing analysis in...
  • Bush,"Going to be positive"

    10/13/2004 9:06:38 PM PDT · by debboo · 32 replies · 943+ views
    Drudge Report | 10-13-04 | Drudge
    **EXCLUSIVE** A QUOTE ATTRIBUTED TO PRESIDENT BUSH IN NEXT SUNDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES HAS IGNITED PREPUBLICATION SPARKS, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED. FORMER WSJ REPORTER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR RON SUSKIND QUOTES BUSH AS TELLING A PRIVATE LUNCHEON OF TOP SUPPORTERS: 'I'M GOING TO BE REAL POSITIVE, WHILE I KEEP MY FOOT ON JOHN KERRY'S THROAT.' SUSKIND, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, WILL CLAIM BUSH MADE THE COMMENTS LAST MONTH IN WASHINGTON. A SENIOR BUSH CAMPAIGN STAFFER EXPLAINS THE BUSH COMMENT IS JUST TEXAN FOR 'I'M NOT GOING TO LET HIM DODGE HIS LIBERAL RECORD.' THE STAFFER ADDED, 'SUSKIND IS JUST ONE MORE...
  • (Wisconsin) Revenue Department says state's economy going strong

    09/08/2004 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Chummy · 7 replies · 340+ views
    The Janesville Gazette ^ | September 8, 2004 | Associated Press
    State Revenue Department says state's economy going strong (Published Wednesday, September 8, 2004 09:26:04 AM CDT) Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's economy is going strong this year, with a dramatic increase in employment, the state Department of Revenue says. The agency said in its Wisconsin Economic Outlook released Tuesday said that, after two flat years from the fourth quarter of 2001 to the fourth quarter of 2003, the state's job picture is finally improving. The 2.82 million people in the state with jobs during the second quarter of this year were 42,500 more on average than six months...
  • The 'positive' candidate: a timeline (Kerry & his minions...)

    09/07/2004 4:13:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Chronicle Online ^ | 9/06/04 | Nathan Carleton
    The 'positive' candidate: a timeline by Nathan Carleton September 06, 2004 John Kerry loves to accuse his opponents of below-the-belt personal attacks. He has discussed a “Republican attack squad,” responded to supposed attacks on his “patriotism,” and charged, with very little evidence, that the White House is illegally coordinating 527-advertisements against him. Last week, Kerry described the Republican convention as “almost nothing but anger and insults.” The next time Kerry calls a heated analysis of his voting record a smear campaign, remember what he and his high-level supporters have been doing the last year and a half: 4/2/03: Kerry calls...