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  • [vanity] How many hours of operation before you rebuild a Yamaha 2-stroke PWC engine?

    11/09/2014 4:23:52 PM PST · by Blueflag · 38 replies
    Experienced PWC owners ^ | 11/9/14 | blueflag
    We are looking for advice regarding Yamaha 2-stroke engine for their (older) line of personal watercraft- say 2002 - 2007; pre-four-stroke motors. We want to buy two used ones (the full watercraft, not just the motors), and don't know how to gauge the hours of use on the Hobb's meter. How many hours is too many? What if the cost of a rebuild? How do you know it needs a rebuild? IF this was about chainsaw motors, I could answer my own questions. Looking for FReepers with experience with Yamaha PWC.
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this years midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Media Use Egyptian Uprising as Vehicle to Boost Faltering Obama

    02/13/2011 5:41:56 PM PST · by Candor7 · 28 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 11 Feb 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    ...............................................................................................................................RUSH: Let me tell you something, Michael, you've nailed it here. I mentioned this on day one of this. It was a Monday, a couple of weeks ago, on day one of this, and I shared with this audience, and that would mean with you, that one of the reasons that there was dissatisfaction all over the world, but primarily here is, is that what QE2, our quantitative easing, the printing of money here has done to commodities prices. Food prices around the world are way, way up, there's food inflation, food insecurity, what have you. And at gut level,...
  • Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders

    08/18/2010 8:59:38 AM PDT · by americanophile · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2010 | David Lee Miller and Kathleen Foster and FoxNews.com's Judson Berger
    Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship. Though talks between the church and the Port...
  • Iraq to get $600m monorail system

    06/27/2010 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 22 replies
    Construction Week Online ^ | Jun 27, 2010 | CW Staff
    Privately owned Canadian consortium Transglobim International (Globim) has been awarded a $600m contract to build Iraqs first monorail system in Najaf city. Najaf is Iraqs second largest city and lies 160kms to the south of capital Bagdad. With a population of 1.2 million (estimate, 2008), Najaf is one of the holiest cities of Shia Islam as it is the home to the shrine of Imam Ali, Prophet Muhammad's martyred son-in-law. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims jam the citys medieval streets every year to receive rites, and the monorail is designed to ease that congestion. In comments published in the Kuwait...
  • Joint Approach to Stabilise and Rebuild Afghanistan

    03/02/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 151+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Australian Government Department of Defence
    An Afghan National Army soldier leads a joint patrol across a new bridge in Mirabad Valley. (Photo courtesy Australian Government Department of Defence) Australian Government Department of DefenceAustralia’s military, police and civilian agencies are taking a joint approach to stabilise and rebuild Afghanistan. Working together, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AusAID, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF), are improving security, governance and development in Uruzgan Province. The ADF and Australian Government representatives are delivering projects that are improving the lives of the Afghan people. Some of the projects, which will have a...
  • International Support to Help Rebuild Kabul Shopping Plaza

    01/31/2010 9:06:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 135+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan
    One of Kabuls largest shopping centers, which was heavily damaged during an insurgent attack on January 18th. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Kabul) NEWS RELEASEHead Quarters International Security Assistance Force- Afghanistan 2010-Jan-CA-006For Immediate ReleaseKABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 31) - Afghan and international officials have pledged aid to shopkeepers of one of Kabul's largest shopping centers, which was heavily damaged during an insurgent attack on January 18th.The Mayor of Kabul, Engineer Mohammad Younus Nawandish and United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl W. Eikenberry, held a joint press conference Saturday at the Kabul Municipality Office presenting shopkeepers with $1000 checks. The merchants were displaced...
  • Lessons for party chairmen and organizers from the Michael Steele fiasco

    01/10/2010 3:34:00 AM PST · by Leah at A Better Florida · 36 replies · 1,229+ views
    Campaign Strategy Examiner ^ | 01/10/2010 | Yomin Postelnik
    A funny thing happened on the way to DC. Steele is now the man who has overseen the depletion of RNC cash levels from $22.8 million less than a year ago to a current level of $8.7 million, according to the renowned news magazine, The Week. Steele has recently been accused of lowering party morale for saying that his party would not win in 2010 and for publicly criticizing members of his own party. As well he should be. The chairmanship of a party is not an invitation to write columns and hypothesize. Its a position that comes with an...
  • Troops, Government Team Up to Rebuild Bridge

    12/11/2009 3:10:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2009 Task Force Mountain Warrior servicemembers and Afghan contractors are working to replace a bridge across the Saracha River here. International Security Assistance Force servicemembers assemble the new Saracha Bridge in Afghanistans Nangahar province, Dec. 7, 2009. The Afghan government, along with Afghan and international servicemembers, are working together to complete the bridge. U.S. Army photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. After flash flooding destroyed the bridge along Highway 1 Aug. 31, Afghan contractors immediately built dirt bypasses and moved concrete to support the footers and piers of the bridge. In September, a...
  • Obama: 'We Will Not Forget' Troubled New Orleans

    10/15/2009 12:37:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 15, 2009
    Obama: 'We Will Not Forget' Troubled New Orleans ASSOCIATED PRESS October 15, 2009 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- President Barack Obama is promising the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast that his administration ''will not forget'' them as they work to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Obama says he makes no excuses for the fact that the federal government didn't work effectively with state and local officials in the aftermath of the storm four years ago. But he says his administration is ''working around the clock to clean up red tape and eliminate bureaucracy.''
  • Iraqi-American Engineers Return, Rebuild (ESSAYONS)

    01/24/2009 9:42:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 155+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Dustin Roberts, USA
    Capt. Kelly Lanphere (right), Sami Bello (center) and Nami Alsaiegh, bilingual and bicultural advisors with 4th Sqdn. 10th Cav. Regt., discuss a project in the Mansour District of northwest Baghdad. Photo by 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Since security has improved in northwest Baghdad, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment has developed many engineering projects to advance the citizens’ quality of life. Over the past year, two bilingual and bicultural advisors made sure those projects were done right. In areas such as Ameriyah, Khandra, Adl, Jamiya, Washhash and Mansour, Iraqi-American civil engineers Nima Alsaiegh and Sami Bello worked...
  • Saudi Arabia to donate $1 billion to rebuild Gaza

    01/19/2009 11:07:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 418+ views
    News42Day ^ | 1/19/09
    KUWAIT ARAB ECONOMIC SUMMITThe Saudi king said Monday his country will donate $1 billion to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after the devastating Israeli offensive and told Israel that an Arab initiative offering peace will not remain on the table forever. King Abdullahs comments at an Arab economic summit in Kuwait City were his first since Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas declared a fragile cease-fire to halt three weeks of violence in Gaza that killed more than 1,250 Palestinians. Israel has to understand that the choice between war and peace will not always stay open and that the Arab...
  • Rebuild The Party

    01/15/2009 9:40:57 PM PST · by jeremybuff · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Jeremy Buff's Conservative Blog ^ | January 15, 2009 | Jeremy Buff
    Here are two links that I personally find great to help the Republican party get back to our conservative roots.
  • FUTURE RISING STARS of the GOP??

    01/01/2009 11:17:11 AM PST · by americanoutlaw · 49 replies · 1,314+ views
    We know that Sarah Palin,Bobby Jindal,Eric Cantor ,Tim Pawlenty and Paul Ryan are some of the new stars in the GOP. Who are some of the other names in the GOP who are fast becomming top stars in the GOP that are rebuilding the party
  • The Third Way There is another way forward for the Republican Party

    11/14/2008 5:53:14 PM PST · by tj21807 · 103 replies · 3,469+ views
    Reason ^ | 11/14/2008 | Anthony Randazzo
    A new conservative movement that takes libertarian ideas seriously could use the inertia created by the nation's new progressivism to slingshot itself into the future on a platform of reduced government, lower taxes, and limited interventionism, while also respecting climate change (adjusting the tax code to encourage green reform without any expense to taxpayers) and reforming the immigration system (opening the borders as the market demands labor without sacrificing security). The Republican Party has a chance to transform itself into something it has never been: a party of small government based on classical liberal principles. It doesn't have to be...
  • Mike Huckabee 2012

    11/06/2008 12:37:10 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 137 replies · 4,688+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    ... ask a man on the street and more than likely hell give you another reason for anything thats ever happened to America, the profound and analytical retort of its all Bushs fault. The problem is that he means it. A bigger problem is that we let this happen. Why is this? The question does not even need to be asked. The obvious answer is the lack of able PR coming from our side. While President Bush has been, contrary to conventional opinion (opinion that will change within months of his departure from office), an able leader on defense and...
  • After Ike, to rebuild or not?

    09/17/2008 8:54:58 AM PDT · by Westlander · 19 replies · 235+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9-17-2008 | Patrik Jonsson
    "It's a very positive sign for sensible management if the State of Texas does take a new look at how we rebuild extremely vulnerable shorelines," says Rob Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. "But I'm also skeptical, because the people who are being shut out of rebuilding tend to be wealthy and politically influential. People say, 'Those people must be nuts to build on the West End of Galveston,' but it's actually the taxpayers who are nuts for subsidizing that development."
  • Iraqis Rebuild Bridge Once Ruined (ESSAYONS)

    07/26/2008 12:48:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 80+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Lyndsey R. Dransfield, USA
    The fallen span of the southbound lane on the Grand Canal Bridge in Taji, northwest of Baghdad, floats in the water underneath the bridge. The damage was caused by a vehicle-born improvised explosive device which was detonated on August 14, 2007. Photo by Pfc. Lyndsey Dransfield, 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division. CAMP TAJI — Engineers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, journeyed to the Grand Canal Bridge in Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 22, to monitor repair progress. The bridge, which spans a portion of the Grand Canal and is...
  • Ramadi Rebuilds As Region Recovers From Violence

    06/29/2008 9:12:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Casey Jones, USMC
    RAMADI Ramadi was regarded by many to be one of the most violent cities in Iraq for much of the last five years. The thought of rebuilding the troubled city during that time was improbable, the risks were too high. Now, Ramadi is much safer and rebuilding the city is no longer just an impossible idea but an everyday reality in the recovering region. The country is now transitioning from violence and fighting, to healing and freedom. The focus in Ramadi, and all of al-Anbar province, is no longer on warfare but on reconstructing the regions damaged infrastructure. Ramadi...
  • Task Force Gold Brings Golden Opportunity (ESSAYONS)

    06/29/2008 9:11:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 111+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Anthony Hutchins, USA
    BAGHDAD Task Force Gold, considered a turning point for Operation Iraqi Freedom, focuses its efforts to revitalize the war torn and impoverished neighborhoods of the Sadr City District in northern Baghdad. Beginning in May, the mission of Task Force Gold is to bring peace to the Sadr City District and improve the quality of life for its residents. In only a few short weeks Task Force Gold has achieved astounding results. Iraqi citizens give the Jamilla Market rebirth as Iraqis rebuild their shops with the assistance and backing of the 926th Engineer Brigade and the Government of Iraq. Through...
  • Team Metallica Helps Rebuild Rusafa

    06/29/2008 9:01:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 57+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Jabbar Colbert, USA
    Spc. Lucas Peterson, a Plano, Texas native, talks to a group of Iraqi boys during a routine patrol in the Rusafa security district of eastern Baghdad. Peterson is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad. U.S. Army photo. FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY — Although, they are not who most people would call average war fighters, their mission is just as vital for survival. They conduct patrols, but their primary mission is not combat related. “Team Metallica” is charged with assisting local governance to provide...
  • Village of Hope Graduates Ready to Rebuild in Iraq

    05/15/2008 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 47+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. David Turner, USA
    BAGHDAD, May 15, 2008 A program aimed at teaching Iraqi citizens valuable career skills, with the added benefit of rebuilding their community, graduated its first class of students May 8 in a ceremony at Patrol Base Stone in Hawr Rajab, south of Baghdad. The 42 graduates, many of whom had been part of the Sons of Iraq group that helps in the local security effort, spent the past three months learning plumbing, electrical and construction skills at the Village of Hope training facility. They will continue their training outside the classroom by renovating structures in the area. Al-Qaida in...
  • Village of Hope Graduates Ready to Rebuild

    05/11/2008 10:29:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 111+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. David Turner, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU The Village of Hope graduated its first class of students May 8 in a ceremony held at Patrol Base Stone in Hawr Rajab, south of Baghdad. The 42 graduating students spent the past three months learning plumbing, electrical and construction skills at the Village of Hope training facility. The program is aimed at teaching local citizens valuable career skills, with the added benefit of rebuilding their community. The students, many of them former Sons of Iraq, will continue their training outside the classroom by renovating structures in the area. Hawr Rajab was devastated last year...
  • Micro-Grants Help Rebuild Iraqs Economy

    01/10/2008 3:29:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 84+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2008 Small grants to help businesses in Iraq get back on their feet are paying dividends, as the improved security situation has benefited economic recovery, a U.S. official aiding that effort south of Baghdad said. Lou Lantner, the Mahmudiyah Provincial Reconstruction Team leader, told online journalists and bloggers during a Jan. 8 teleconference that over the past nine months, 128 micro-grants have been awarded to help Iraqi citizens start businesses in his PRTs area of responsibility. The PRT, embedded with the 101st Airborne Divisions 3rd Brigade Combat Team, can grant up to $2,500 to individual citizens...
  • Soldiers, Civilians, Working Together to Rebuild Iraq

    12/01/2007 3:28:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU Since May security in Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour has improved to the point where Coalition Force missions are no longer solely kill or capture missions. Now, many missions focus on developing the infrastructure, which means there are more civilians on the battlefield helping to rebuild Iraq. To be prepared for battlefield operations, Soldiers of the 2-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion (BTB), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division took time to train American civilians on the basics of first aid and combat patrol operations, Nov. 26. The 2-3rd BTB combat patrols that consisted solely of...
  • Coalition Forces Continue to Rebuild Northern Iraq

    10/25/2007 4:44:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 44+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2007 Coalition forces with Multinational Division North continue to work with the government of Iraq to rebuild infrastructure and improve quality of life for people of northern Iraq. A local citizen from Diyala province adjusts gauges on a helium tank while working at a Diyala Electric Industries factory in Baqouba, Iraq, on Oct. 22. Diyala Electric Industries, which has been operating at a limited capacity since 2003, now employs about 800 citizens from Baqouba and its surrounding villages. Photo by Sgt. Serena Hayden, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Since assuming responsibility for security...
  • Coalition Forces Rebuild Iraq on Many Fronts

    09/07/2007 3:20:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2007 Rebuilding infrastructure, empowering local business leaders, and training Iraqi army forces are pieces of the full-spectrum approach being taken by coalition forces on the ground in Iraq, a U.S. military commander said this week. Like most military units in our mission statement, it categorizes our approach as full spectrum, which means that were simultaneously developing capabilities of the Iraqi security forces, the local government, the basic services, building relationships with the local populace and tribal leaders, said Army Col. Michael X. Garrett, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Multinational Division Center....
  • America Supports You: Project Aims to Help Vets Rebuild Connections

    08/01/2007 5:37:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2007 Deployment to a war zone can exact a unique toll on not only those in imminent danger but also their loved ones back home. One group, however, is working to lessen these effects. We build a safe space, a community for veterans and their families to come together and share their stories, struggles and accomplishments, said Dr. Joseph Bobrow, director of the Coming Home Project. Our programs address the mental, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by veterans and families before, during and after deployment. The San Francisco organization, which is devoted to providing...
  • Iran Rebuilds Lebanon To Boost Hizbollah

    07/30/2007 2:29:24 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-30-2007 | Kitty Logan
    Iran rebuilds Lebanon to boost Hizbollah By Kitty Logan in Ghandouriyeh Last Updated: 1:56am BST 30/07/2007 In the blazing heat of south Lebanon, men drenched in sweat labour over a cratered road. The sun is relentless and so is the pace of work in the village of Ghandouriyeh. One year after the war with Israel, triggered by Hizbollah's cross-border rocket attacks, Lebanon's roads are still in desperate need of repair. Iran has funded reconstruction work to the tune of about 60million in Hizbollah-controlled areas of Lebanon But the task of reconstruction has become doubly important. The rebuilding now taking place...
  • Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Teams Help Rebuild Iraq

    07/28/2007 12:42:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Chris McCann, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, July 27, 2007 Embedded provincial reconstruction teams, known as EPRTs, are helping teach Iraqi businessmen and local officials how to better function as part of a democratic government. These teams are embedded in U.S. brigades. They include about 10 people who work closely with a brigade's civil affairs team, engineers, and other staff sections to help improve Iraqi governance and economic development. "We have civilians, active-reserve and active-duty servicemembers with us," said Lou Lantner, a U.S. State Department public affairs officer who heads up the EPRT working with 10th Mountain Divisions 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "Together,...
  • Conservatives for rebuilding the military

    07/08/2007 11:45:22 PM PDT · by bhamlett · 10 replies · 545+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 09, 2007 | Brad Hamlett
    The last of the brigades President Bush ordered for his military surge in Iraq only arrived in the country last month, and they have been heavily engaged with al Qaeda in the Sunni triangle around Baghdad as part of the new military strategy. So it's especially distressing that Republican Senators should decide that this is the time to separate themselves from Mr. Bush on Iraq. "I do not doubt the assessments of military commanders that there has been some progress in security," Richard Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, declared on the Senate floor late last...
  • Engineer Helps Give Afghans Skills to Rebuild

    01/12/2007 5:22:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 313+ views
    Defense News ^ | Capt. Stacie N. Shafran
    Capt. Dave Lin discusses details regarding the camp's new conference center with site engineer Renato, Jan. 11, in Afghanistan. Lin is an engineer with the International Security Assistance Force headquarters. U.S. Air Force photo U.S. Air Force Capt. Dave Lin Engineer Helps Give Afghans Skills to Rebuild By Capt. Stacie N. Shafran International Security Assistance Force Headquarters KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2007 -- A day in the life of a project engineer fills up pretty quickly. Between meetings and constant walks around the base to survey projects, there's concrete to be poured, gravel to be delivered and contractors needing...
  • Navy volunteers helping USACE rebuild Iraq

    10/10/2006 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 239+ views
    CAMP FALLUJAH The Army Corps of Engineers was recently augmented by some senior enlisted Navy members who volunteered to help rebuild cities within the Al-Anbar province in Western Iraq. Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate Handler Michael Yule has now found himself playing a vital role in the rebuilding of the provincial cities of Al-Asaad, Ramadiand and Fallujah. Right now were rebuilding more than 50 new houses in Fallujah, said Yule, a native of Pittsburgh. Were also repairing roads and coordinating the expansion of office and living spaces on camp and building billboards that promote the Iraqi army and police. The...
  • The Twin Towers Alliance (petition to rebuild towers)

    09/20/2006 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies · 438+ views
    We, the undersigned, share the belief that nothing could be more inspiring to our people, or disheartening to our enemies, than Twin Towers, at least as tall as before in every respect, soaring above Ground Zero. We believe that the devastation of September 11, 2001 clouded the picture long after the rubble was cleared away and that a thorough public examination of the rebuilding option is overdue and now required before proceeding on an unalterable course. We recognize no financial or political roadblocks that cannot be overcome if rebuilding the Towers is the will of the people. And, we...
  • Navy Individual Augmentees Help Rebuild Al Anbar Province

    08/17/2006 5:50:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Daniel Sanford
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (NNS) -- The Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE) has been augmented this summer by some senior enlisted Navy leaders who volunteered as individual augmentees to help rebuild cities within the Al-Anbar Province in western Iraq. Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) (AW/SW) Michael Yule, who three months ago was teaching at the Center for Navy Leadership in Little Creek, Va., has now found himself playing a vital role in the rebuilding of the provincial cities of Al-Asaad, Ramadi and Fallujah. "Right now, we're rebuilding more than 50 houses in Fallujah," said Yule, a native of Pittsburgh. "We're also...
  • Engineer Returns from Helping Rebuild Iraq

    07/21/2006 4:24:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Defense News ^ | Pat Fisher
    Lt. j.g. Alfred Nuzzolo mingles with school children in Iraq during his recent seven-month deployment. Nuzzolo helped local Iraqis rebuild a training base that had been damaged during the global war on terrorism. Courtesy Photo U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Alfred Nuzzolo Engineer Returns from Helping Rebuild Iraq By Pat FisherMarine Corps Logistics Base MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga., July 21, 2006 -- A Navy engineer assigned to the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction office here recently returned from a seven-month deployment to Iraq to help rebuild an Iraqi training base. Lt. j.g. Alfred Nuzzolo, assistant resident in...
  • Iraqis take giant step, rebuild without U.S. support

    07/05/2006 5:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (July 4, 2006) -- An Iraqi man with sweat dripping off of his brow reaches into a bucket to grab a handful of mortar. He spreads the thick paste across a half built wall under the scorching midday sun in Baghdadi, Iraq, June 19. This is a common occurrence in any part of Iraq, but what makes this scene special is that the Iraqis are paying for the labor and materials -- not the American people. "The Iraqis are taking things into their own hands," said Gunnery Sgt. Erik E. Duane, detachment chief, Detachment 1, 3rd Civil Affairs...
  • Newly Freed Iraqi Detainees Called on to Help Rebuild Country

    06/15/2006 4:01:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq, June 15, 2006 The Iraqi deputy prime minister called on about 450 Iraqis being freed from the Abu Ghraib detention facility today to work for peace in Iraq, the Middle East and the world. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salim al-Zawbai speaks with detainees released from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison June 15. The Iraqi government plan aims at getting "low-risk" detainees back into the workforce and working toward a new Iraq. Photo by Jim Garamone(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Salim al-Zawbai spoke to the men before they were released from the facility. It is...
  • U.S. Marines Help Rebuild Djiboutian Soccer Field

    05/18/2006 4:53:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Omar Villarreal
    U.S. Marines assigned to the 4th Provisional Security Company, stationed with Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa in Djibouti, work together to clean and rebuild a soccer field outside Camp Lemonier. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa photo U.S. Marines Help Rebuild Djiboutian Soccer Field The project, which involved removing trash, smoothing and marking the field and adding nets to goal posts, was time well spent, according to the Marines. By U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Omar Villarreal Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti, May 18, 2006 — Fifty U.S. Marines with the 4th Provisional...
  • Official blunt on public housing. He wants 'only the best residents' back

    04/26/2006 2:43:04 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Nola website / The TImes-Picayune ^ | April 25, 2006 | Bill Walsh
    Official blunt on public housing He wants 'only the best residents' back Tuesday, April 25, 2006 By Bill Walsh Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- U.S. Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson shed little light Monday on the future of public housing in hurricane-battered New Orleans, but said that "only the best residents" of the former St. Thomas housing complex should be allowed into the new mixed-income development that replaced it. In a wide-ranging interview with reporters, Jackson was asked about the relatively small number of apartments in the 60-acre River Gardens development in Uptown that have been set aside for former residents of...
  • Ohio Soldiers help rebuild orphanage

    04/14/2006 3:49:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 157+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Benjamin Cossel
    LA CEIBA, Honduras (Army News Service, April 14, 2006) Choking back tears, Ohio Army National Guardsman Sgt. Natasha Swarts cleared her throat, "So many bad things have happened to these kids in their lives. To be able to do just one thing that can help so many ... Ive got goose bumps all over." Soldiers from the Ohio National Guards 186th Engineering Detachment are working to finish electrical wiring and fixtures at a school that will serve the 24 boys housed at the Nios de la Luz (Children of the Light) Orphanage in La Ceiba, Honduras. In addition to...
  • Democrats Look to Rebuild in DeLay's Wake (Pretty Pitiful Plan Alert!)

    04/12/2006 7:24:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/06 | Kelly Shannon - ap
    AUSTIN - With their slate of fall candidates chosen, Texas Democrats are looking to rebuild their party with the help of a Republican: outgoing U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay. Statewide Democratic candidates, gathering Wednesday for a sort of pep rally at the party's Texas headquarters, mentioned DeLay repeatedly while portraying top Texas Republicans as corrupted by big money donors. "We're stuck with Tom DeLay, Rick Perry and the rest of the corrupt Republican leadership who's auctioned off the state Capitol to the highest bidder," said Democratic state chairman Charles Soechting. "Their pay-to-play style of politics has put special interests over the...
  • THE PIPELINE

    04/07/2006 8:16:55 PM PDT · by securityMama · 140+ views
    The Church is alive and well - being the "pipeline" to share God's blessings thru volunteers to others in Waveland, Mississippi - post-Katrina.
  • Shuttle from Selma taking marchers to New Orleans ("Citizens of the Black Belt, get on the bus.")

    03/29/2006 2:46:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 606+ views
    Selma Times Journal ^ | 3/28/06 | Cassandra Mickens
    Shuttle from Selma taking marchers to New Orleans By Cassandra Mickens Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:58 PM CST The Selma Times-Journal The Dallas County New South Coalition, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, the 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement and the Dallas County Democratic Conference have joined together to shuttle area residents to the Return, Vote and Rebuild March in New Orleans Saturday, April 1. Those interested in marching will board charter buses at Memorial Stadium at 3 a.m. Saturday. The cost of the trip is $30 per person. Call (334) 418-0800 or (334) 875-3947 for more information. The...
  • New York Banker Helps Rebuild Iraq Infrastructure

    03/23/2006 4:35:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 287+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Peter Hegseth New York Banker Helps Rebuild Iraq Infrastructure By Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, March 23, 2006 — A New York City banker steps into the Army’s Civil Affairs world to help stabilize and rebuild Samarra’s infrastructure. A member of the New Jersey National Guard, 1st Lt. Peter Hegseth is now serving as the assistant civil affairs officer, 3 rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, known as the Iron Rakkasans of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. As a civil affairs officer stationed at Forward Operation Base Brassfield-Mora, he...
  • 4th BCT engineers rebuild Baghdads infrastructure

    02/17/2006 3:23:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 296+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Feb. 17, 2006) Responsible for the rebuilding of Baghdads infrastructure restoration and improvement of electricity, water, sewer and transportation systems, members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team Infrastructure Coordination Element known as ICE have their work cut out for them. Its a daunting task that requires support from the Iraqi government, several U.S. governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, reconstruction efforts are one of the many missions facing the 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division. We bridge the gap by developing relationships not only with the Iraqis to gain their priorities that is...
  • Engineer Helps Rebuild Iraq

    02/16/2006 5:10:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Norris Jones
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kevin Powell Engineer Helps Rebuild Iraq By Norris Jones Gulf Region Central District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 16, 2006 — "We’re helping shape a nation,” said Kevin Powell in describing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reconstruction mission in Iraq. Powell is concluding a six-month tour as Gulf Region Central District’s Deputy Commander for Program Management. He’s Mobile District’s Florida Area Office Area Engineer and as such manages a program valued at $42 million yearly. While in Iraq he was overseeing programs involving more than 1,200 projects valued at $2.3 billion....
  • Governor undeterred on infrastructure plans

    02/05/2006 5:08:06 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 169+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 5, 2006 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious 20-year plan to rebuild California is under attack, with state legislators whittling away at key components and some Republican activists demanding he scale back the $222.6 billion price tag. The criticism isn't deterring Schwarzenegger, who in an interview with The Orange County Register last week said it is vital to get a long-term plan in place to keep the state's schools, roads and water supply running for future generations. Emboldened by climbing voter approval ratings since his failed special election last November two-thirds of Californians endorsed the "Strategic Growth Plan," according to a Jan. 26...
  • CA: Partners sought for state - Governor wants to expand programs with private firms

    01/31/2006 12:54:00 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 18 replies · 199+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2006 | Carolyn Said
    California could dramatically accelerate its use of public-private partnerships -- arrangements in which a for-profit company builds a transit project at its own expense in exchange for the toll revenues it generates -- under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to pump $222 billion into the state's infrastructure. "We believe there are literally billions of dollars available in the private market to greatly enhance our infrastructure, particularly in roads, that can be brought to bear," said Sean Walsh, director of the governor's office of planning and research. Resulting projects such as toll lanes, truck-only lanes and expanded rail lines would ease gridlock...