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  • Marine Keeps Promise, Enlists to Fight for Country

    04/21/2006 5:32:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Joe Lind
    td> U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Trotta enters a Humvee during a combat mission near Camp Blessing in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. Trotta, from Orange Park, Fla., is company gunnery sergeant of Headquarters and Service Company of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Courtesy photo U.S. Marine CorpsGunnery Sgt. John Trotta Marine Keeps Promise, Enlists to Fight for Country By Marine Sgt. Joe LindsayTask Force Lava Public Affairs JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 21, 2006 — “I always told myself that if my country ever went to war, I would join the military and fight for her,” said Gunnery Sgt. John Trotta. He...
  • Shaking Hands With Hamas (Joseph Farah On The True Worth Of A Bill Clinton Promise Alert)

    04/07/2006 1:09:36 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 415+ views ^ | 04/07/06 | Joseph Farah
    It was April Fool's Day this news item was reported so I waited for confirmation that indeed this event actually happened. In London, former President Bill Clinton told the BBC that he would shake hands with Hamas if the Arab terrorist group provided the same assurances on rejecting terror as the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Asked if he would negotiate with the hard-line terrorists who have won elections in the Palestinian Authority, Clinton responded: "If they made the same assurances that Arafat did. He had made private assurances, and he made public assurances, that he did not support...
  • CA: GOP, Democrats promise to cooperate as legislative session begins

    01/04/2006 5:27:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 203+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/4/06 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislative leaders returned to work Wednesday promising cooperation with each other and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger despite last year's special election battles and a general election just 11 months away. Saying they understand voters' growing discontent with Sacramento, lawmakers said they will set aside politics in favor of making progress on a number of issues. "The voters clearly said they want us to solve California's problems," said Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland. "They don't want bickering, and they certainly don't want to be given the responsibility of solving the problems they sent us to do." The...
  • Veterans promise not to forget those in the military today

    11/13/2005 6:03:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 428+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Those who serve in todays Americas armed forces will be treated with respect, veterans of a couple of other wars said Friday. Miguel Arvizo, a veteran of the Korean conflict often called the Forgotten War, and Chuck Bianco, who served in Vietnam, a conflict that raised the American peoples level of hate for the military, promised those serving in harms way today in Iraq and Afghanistan will neither be forgotten nor dismissed as killers. Both former soldiers, who were wounded during their time in combat, spoke about the need for the nation to appreciate those who are...
  • The Promise-Driven Life

    11/08/2005 1:49:27 PM PST · by Gamecock · 25 replies · 470+ views
    MODERN REFORMATION ^ | November / December 2005 | Michael S. Horton
    What are you driven by? The last time I was sick, it was a Saturday and I flipped on the TV for an extraordinary long time. The whole day was exercise equipment, how to become real-estate rich with no money down, and Suze Orman gave me her steps to financial security. /cut/ The average person on the street will tell you that the role of churches and other religious institutions is to provide moral instructionpractical suggestions for successful living for the spirit, just as Suze Orman and Jake are there to help us out with our banking and bodies. /cut/...
  • CA: Stem cell royalty promise just election ruse? (Prop 71)

    11/07/2005 6:52:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 312+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/07/05 | Stuart Leavenworth
    Mark Twain said it best when he commented: "There are lies, damn lies and ballot initiatives." --snip-- One of these deceptions involves Proposition 71, the measure that created California's $3 billion stem cell research agency in 2004. In marketing this initiative, proponents said the state would receive not only miracle cures and reduced medical costs, but also up to $1.1 billion in royalties from new stem cell innovations. Now we are learning that this promise, at best, was misleading. At worst, it was a cynical ruse. As was entirely predictable, biotech leaders and many university leaders - key supporters of...
  • Report finds e-vote promise, problems

    10/22/2005 9:40:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/22/05 | Ian Hoffman
    In a report released Friday, the investigative arm of Congress found that fully electronic voting machines hold promise for U.S. elections but still have security and reliability problems. E-voting failures in elections have been a problem in California, and the state's experiences are mentioned several times in the latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Analysts for the GAO found that crucial vote-recording and tallying files could be altered, that voting software often had weak or nonexistent password protections and that manufacturers had installed unapproved software in several places, including California. Yet fixing those problems could be years away....
  • CAFTA's Promise

    07/28/2005 4:48:23 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 106 replies · 1,101+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 28, 2005 | Leader
    Trade: CAFTA is often seen as a battle of big manufacturing corporations. But in reality it will benefit businesses across the board. Just ask Central American immigrants around Los Angeles, who say it's critical. We've been intrigued by the imminent passage of CAFTA, which sadly has been given short shrift by the media. So we did something different. We talked with some of the people and businesses most affected by CAFTA those in Los Angeles' thriving Central American immigrant community. We found their comments enlightening. Take, for instance, Transportes Guzman in Los Angeles' Pico-Union district. There, boxes pile nearly...
  • A Budget With No New Taxes - The Governor keeps his promise...

    01/18/2005 9:48:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 299+ views ^ | 1/18/05 | John D. Campbell
    Budget: Last week, the Governor introduced his budget proposal for the fiscal year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. Predictably, Democrats assailed it as being harsh and draconian and laden with too many cuts. But lets look at the facts. The Governors proposed budget increases spending in the General Fund by 4.2%. That is a greater spending increase than was contained in any of the last 3 budgets, the last 2 of which were Gray Davis budgets. It also is an increase about in line with the inflation and population growth for the year. He has increased education spending...
  • Iran Is Secretly Enriching Uranium, Group Says Iran Breaking Promise

    11/17/2004 6:55:39 PM PST · by crushelits · 15 replies · 615+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 17 | Louis Charbonneau
    VIENNA, Nov 17 - Iran obtained weapons-grade uranium and a nuclear bomb design from a Pakistani scientist who has admitted to selling nuclear secrets abroad, an exiled Iranian opposition group said on Wednesday. The group, which has given accurate information before, also said Iran is secretly enriching uranium at a military site previously unknown to the United Nations, despite promising France, Britain and Germany that it would halt all such work. "(Abdul Qadeer) Khan gave Iran a quantity of HEU (highly enriched uranium) in 2001, so they already have some," Farid Soleiman, a senior spokesman for the National Council of...
  • Daschle reneges on pledge, accepts help from outside group

    10/27/2004 3:43:51 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 18 replies · 996+ views
    A third-party group started running advertisements on behalf of Tom Daschle Wednesday. The move by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee comes despite the fact that Daschle, the Senate minority leader, has for months said he wouldn't accept help from outsiders. Daschle has said that candidates have the ability to control many third-party ads. But, he said Tuesday, he is not going to stop the DSCC from running its spots. "Once again, Tom Daschle says one thing in South Dakota and does another thing back in Washington, D.C.," said Dick Wadhams, campaign manager for Republican challenger John Thune. For more on...

    10/23/2004 10:40:30 AM PDT · by forest · 449+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #322 ^ | 10-24-04 | Doug Fiedor
    We're getting close to Election Day 2004 and the Kerry campaign is feeling the stress. Even with 90% of the media acting like an arm of the Kerry campaign, Kerry is still losing. Of course, Kerry's neighbor (at one of his mansions), a fellow named George Soros, got himself into the act by contributing about $18-million to the socialist committees of darkness in the background. The dark side thought they could use the money to defeat Bush this year by being extremely negative. Silly Soros, all he did was make a few political pikers rich. Oh, and it went far...
  • 9/11 attackers on a virgin promise

    10/19/2004 11:16:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 538+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 19 2004 | Associated Press
    BERLIN: A handwritten document in Arabic recovered by the FBI assures the September 11 suicide hijackers about a dozen times that they would go to paradise as Islamic martyrs, according to a German academic. The four-page document, found by the FBI after the attacks, urged them to view the people they were about to kill as "sacrificial victims", said Tilman Seidensticker, a professor of Middle East studies at the University of Jena. Professor Seidensticker said he examined the document in detail and published the results in a new book because he felt it received too little attention in investigations of...
  • Kerry Edwards Healing Cloth *Humor*

    10/12/2004 4:35:54 PM PDT · by Capn TrVth · 31 replies · 1,562+ views
    hawaii-politics website ^ | 10/12/2004 | Cap'n TrVth
    John Cornepone Edwards: "We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases. When John Kerry is president." -Or me and my Lawyer buds will sue the PANTS of the Doctors that fail to cure these diseases.
  • "John Kerry: Promise breaker" GRAPHIC you can email, post on blogs, etc

    08/30/2004 7:32:10 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 6 replies · 1,140+ views ^ | 8/30/2004 | IPWGOP
    from the Kerry Ammo, copyright-ready graphic you can usein emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • President Bush kept promise to run with injured vet.

    08/06/2004 7:08:20 PM PDT · by rector seal · 9 replies · 329+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 7/15/2004 | Ralph Kinney Bennett
    But, sure enough, a year and a half later, there's this young sergeant in shorts and an Army windbreaker, running on his prosthetic leg. And running beside him? The President of the United States.
  • New Deep-Sea Research Vessel Holds Promise

    08/06/2004 1:03:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 696+ views
    AP on Yahoo - Science ^ | 8/6/04 | Randolph E. Schmid - AP
    WASHINGTON - A new deep-sea research vessel will be able to carry people to 99 percent of the ocean floor, diving deeper than the famed Alvin that pioneered the study of seafloor vents, plate tectonics and deep ocean creatures over the past 40 years. The new American submersible will provide the tools to reach "not for the stars but for the depths," Robert Gagosian, president of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said Friday at a briefing at the National Science Foundation (news - web sites). France, Russia and Japan also operate deep sea research vessels and China is building one,...
  • Saudis Promise To Root Out All Al-Qa'eda 'Deviants'

    05/31/2004 5:52:07 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 138+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2004 | Robin Gedye
    Saudis promise to root out all the al-Qa'eda 'deviants' By Robin Gedye, Foreign Affairs Writer (Filed: 01/06/2004) Five of the the six terrorist cells known to be active in Saudi Arabia have been dismantled in the past year, a senior Saudi official claimed yesterday as his country vowed to hunt down al-Qa'eda "deviants". In an attempt to reassure the outside world that the security situation was under control, Prince Turki al Faisal, the Saudi ambassador to London, said there appeared to be no new recruits to the core of al-Qa'eda members identified last year by the Saudi intelligence services. Prince...
  • Kerry Accuses Bush of Breaking Promise

    05/18/2004 10:29:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 731+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) on Tuesday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of breaking a campaign promise to pressure oil-producing nations to increase production in an effort to help control soaring gasoline prices. "Where is the president?" Kerry asked in Portland, where gasoline is selling for as much as $2.31 a gallon. "We need a president who is fighting for the American worker, the American family at the fuel pump." Kerry said rising prices for daily necessities have hammered working families, yet Bush has provided little help. "It's time we had...
  • Herman Cain's Pledge to Protect the Unborn

    04/29/2004 5:43:15 PM PDT · by NewLand · 32 replies · 271+ views
    Herman Cain's Pledge to Protect the Unborn Our Nation's founders stated that we have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We can pursue happiness as long as we do not infringe on another's liberty. We can have liberty as long as we do not take another's life. And life begins at conception. The Supreme Court's decision that the most innocent of human life - the life of an unborn child - can be ended for the sake of convenience, began the moral decline of our society. No great nation can prosper when life is not...
  • Loving the Land of Israel

    04/25/2004 5:24:02 PM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 164+ views
    AISH ^ | May 04, 2003 | Sara Yoheved Rigler
    I have a confession to make: I'm in love with the Land of Israel. After nearly 18 years living here, through two intifadas, two Gulf Wars, the ups and downs (mostly downs) of Israel's turbulent economy, and a two-and-a-half-year wave of terror which fills me with dread and heartbreak, my ardor for Israel has not abated. Why do I love Israel? Because I have been to half the world's holy sites. I have meditated in Varanasi, immersed in the sacred headwaters of the Ganges, visited the Vatican, circumambulated the Buddhist stupa in Sarnath, bathed in the waters of Lourdes,...
  • CA: Editorial: A promise to abandon - Yes, taxes are part of budget solution

    04/02/2004 9:02:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 222+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/2/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looking to crawl out of the not-so-little political box he put himself in - the campaign promise that the state's budget gap can be closed without any new taxes? "That does not mean that later on someday you cannot go there," Schwarzenegger recently told The Sacramento Bee. In other recent interviews with other newspapers, the governor has similarly gone from a fast-and-firm no to a fudging maybe.</p>
  • Kerry will have to import workers to fulfill job promise

    03/30/2004 6:34:47 AM PST · by Thanatos · 17 replies · 204+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 3/30/2004 | Mike Comstock
    Kerry will have to import workers to fulfill job promise By Mike Comstock Friday's Chronicle had an article titled, "Kerry promises to create 10 million jobs." That sounds a little ambitious to me, so I decided to do the math and check it out, since journalists lately seem to take everything the left says at face value. The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site says that the current employment/population ratio is 62 percent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Web site, the total U.S. population is 285 million. So 62 percent of that would be 176...
  • Troopers Hit Baghdad's Streets in Operation Iron Promise

    03/29/2004 10:27:26 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 124+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | March 29, 2004 | By Staff Sgt. James Sailer, USA
    In what has become almost a nightly ritual, soldiers from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, lined up their vehicles on a quiet side street in the sleepy town of Abu Ghuraib, Iraq, just before initiating a cordon-and-search mission March 17. This time, A Troop, part of the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force 1st Armored Division, was part of the divisionwide Operation Iron Promise. Officials say the operation is being carried out on the streets of Baghdad to show the Iraqi people that coalition forces are committed to securing the region and are determined to...
  • Bustamante, Camejo promise to fight reversing of license law

    09/22/2003 8:44:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 282+ views ^ | 9/22/03 | Mark Simon - SF Chronicle
    <p>Two recall replacement candidates racing to tell voters what they stand for were reminded Sunday of the problems that await them should they win the governorship -- the crisis in affordable health care, the scarcity and rising cost of housing, the declining performance of the state's schools and the dispute over providing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.</p>
  • Broken Promise - Sacramento fails to deliver on payroll savings

    09/13/2003 8:50:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 256+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/13/03
    ADD another billion, more or less, to California's budget crisis. When state lawmakers finally got around to approving a budget, they managed to make the document look a mere $8.1 billion in the red -- significantly lower than the earlier estimate of $38 billion. But the politicians' dirty little secret is that many of the savings they claim to have achieved were imaginary -- derived from accounting gimmicks, borrowing, and forecasts based on rosy assumptions that had little chance of ever coming true. One of those rosy predictions was that the state's public-employee unions would agree to forgo the pay...
  • Prison population experiences Promise Keepers

    08/14/2003 10:01:43 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Gannett News Service ^ | 08/14/03 | KURT MOORE
    <p>MARION -- In 1999, the Ohio Parole Authority gave "Irish" Johnny Harvey 10 more years before he would be eligible for release. Five relatives have died while he's been behind bars at Marion Correctional Institution and his daughter's growing up without getting to spend any time with her dad.</p>
  • CA: Republican activists promise up to 1.6 million signatures to counties Monday

    07/11/2003 6:44:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 201+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/11/03 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican activists aiming for the first recall of a sitting California governor scrambled Friday to ship their last petitions, promising to have up to 1.6 million signatures in the offices of county elections officials Monday.</p> <p>Third District Court of Appeals justices in Sacramento, meanwhile, took no action Friday on a lawsuit filed Thursday by a pro-recall group to make elections officials count faster. The Recall Gray Davis Committee is accusing Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, a Democrat, of letting counties count signatures slowly to stall the election until next March.</p>
  • 'Tis the season to picket the Blockheads

    01/24/2003 8:28:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 494+ views
    From the Boycott Block Committee I just saw my first TV ads for H&R Block this weekend. It's their ramp-up season. And now the time is ripe for a little delayed justice. You may recall last year when H&R Block initiated an "affiliate program" offering to make a donation to the NRA for every NRA member who came in to have his taxes prepared. It's a standard arrangement they offer to any interested membership association. H&R Block was immediately attacked and threatened by the gun-ban lobby with a March 16th picket. In a craven surrender, Block reneged on...
  • Democrats promise better economic plan

    12/10/2002 5:29:53 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 18 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Time ^ | Amy Fagan
    House Democrats yesterday criticized the way the White House has handled the economy and promised to come up with a better economic plan of their own. The comments came on day one of a two-day forum that featured briefings by economic experts and Democrats from key House committees. "In the absence of any leadership by this president and his administration on the economy, we Democrats will continue to focus our work on the economy to help working families who are suffering the harmful consequences of the Bush administration's failed economic policy," said the new House Democratic Caucus chairman, Robert Menendez...
  • Republicans scale back campaign tax-cut vow

    11/11/2002 8:49:13 AM PST · by zingzang · 39 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/02 | Jonathan Weisman and Dana Milbank
    <p>WASHINGTON After talking expansively about an aggressive new round of tax cuts, Republicans are ratcheting back expectations and hoping to press forward next year with a modest tax agenda that's probably more symbolic than substantive, GOP congressional sources say.</p> <p>The tax-cut strategy will be twofold: a largely political push to make last year's 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut permanent after 2010; and a "stimulus" package tied to economic recovery that could include an immediate doubling of the child credit, raising contribution limits to retirement savings accounts and expanding tax breaks for business investment. Senior White House and congressional officials said it is all but certain they will not pursue a capital-gains tax cut, an idea that was gaining currency in the run-up to last week's election.</p>