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  • Long Range Shooting Enthusiasts: Advice

    03/04/2018 8:32:18 PM PST · by Washi · 71 replies
    Self ^ | 3/4/18 | Washi
    Hello, all. I'm no stranger to shooting. I hunted for small game, growing up, I qualified, in the Army, as an "Expert" rifleman, and I occasionally take the family out shooting now. Though I was an Expert in the Army, that shooting was limited to 300 yards, and since I was in the Signal Corps, I really only shot once per year to retain my qualification. I've recently become interested in long range shooting. I've been looking at optics that would lend themselves to that pursuit. I know that brands like Leupold and Nightforce are the heavy-hitters in this arena,...
  • Vanity

    12/06/2016 7:30:15 PM PST · by Kenika · 26 replies
    6Dec16 | Self
    Got any recommendations on hearing aids. Got a couple VA issued Starkey's that only last three daze on a battery load and had a wiz bang option to adjust by phone and had that feature programmed out. So much texting going on everywhere I kept getting programmed out! I feel my ear canals are blocking the true worth of a aid and most krapp being said out loud is worthless any how. I have a couple Siemens that are dogs at my own expense and have seen some new "light" transmitted ears that look interesting but I think a home...
  • Americans push back against CDC recommendation on circumcision

    12/10/2014 12:08:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    In the first week of public comments on a federal proposal to encourage male circumcision in the U.S., most people are telling Uncle Sam to leave the foreskins alone. “His body, his choice” and “Foreskin is not a birth defect” are among the hundreds of negative comments in the Federal Register against a proposed policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise that males of all ages be circumcised for health reasons. The strongest objections were for infant circumcision, since it is a “human rights” violation for a male to permanently lose a piece of his body...
  • Clinton 'accepts' recommendations on Benghazi security

    12/18/2012 6:56:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    bbc ^ | 12/18/12 | staff
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accepted all 29 recommendations in a report into a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The report found that systemic failures at the state department led to insufficient security at the consulate. But it found no individual official ignored their duties, and the review has not suggested disciplinary action. The 11 September attack saw Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as well as three other Americans, killed.
  • Recommendations from Obama jobs council have a conservative tilt

    01/17/2012 2:13:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/17/12 | Christi Parsons
    President Obama's jobs council is recommending a series of job-creating proposals with a distinct Republican flavor — just the latest economic message to emerge as Obama prepares for his contest with the eventual Republican nominee. Obama's jobs council is calling for an overhaul of the corporate tax structure, expansion of domestic petroleum drilling and a raft of reforms to federal regulation. As first reported by Reuters, the new corporate tax rates should sink to "internationally competitive levels," the report says, as well as an "all-in strategy" to cut reliance on foreign fuels by promoting domestic sources. This is just the...
  • Free Republic Thread of BUY THIS GAME! (Video game recommendation thread)

    12/31/2008 4:47:43 PM PST · by NinoFan · 89 replies · 3,266+ views
    NA | December 31,2008 | Self
    I thought it might be useful to have a thread for game recommendations. Thread suggestions: While popular games like Halo 3, Super Mario Galaxy, and Metal Gear Solid 4 deserve every bit of attention they've received, I can't think of a gamer that doesn't know of their existence. Let's focus on the hidden gems and lesser known games. Let's not get into system wars. The Wii, 360, PS3, PC and Mac all have their own must-have games. If you're a hardcore gamer, odds are good that you own all of these platforms anyway, so please keep your stoney, ninthing, and...
  • Elected State Transportion Commissioner Proposed (TxDOT sunset review)

    07/16/2008 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 913+ views
    WOAI ^ | July 15, 2008 | Jim Forsyth
    Member of the Texas Sunset Commission today recommended 'radical' changes in the administration of the Texas Department of Transportation, including placing the troubled and controversial agency into a four year legislative 'receivership' and abolishing the Texas Transportation Commission, which runs TexDOT, and appointment of a Transportation Commissioner who would be answerable to the Legislature, 1200 WOAI news reports. But Sunset Commission member Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) suggested going one step further. "What I am hearing form the public is that they are wanting to see an elected commissioner," she said to loud applause from the TexDOT opponents who...
  • Baby Milk Recommendations Changed

    07/14/2008 12:44:42 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 48 replies · 174+ views ^ | 7/11/2008 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    Baby Milk Recommendations Changed 2% Milk OK for Weaned Babies at Risk of Becoming Overweight By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MDJuly 11, 2008 -- There's been a major change in baby nutrition advice, but it's gone nearly unnoticed. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they're 2 years old.
  • TxDOT In Disarray

    07/09/2008 5:37:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 179+ views ^ | July 8, 2008 | Jim Joslyn
    SAN ANTONIO -- It's official. Texas Department Of Transportation really does need to be more accountable, responsive and transparent. We could all guess what the Sunset Commission finally recognized: TxDOT is out of control and needs to take radical measures to restore trust. Of course, TxDOT promises to do better, but we'll believe it when we see it. They may be so far gone that the only way to fix TxDOT's mess is to disband them altogether and start over. With a Trans-Texas Corridor and toll roads in play, as well as grossly miscalculated budgets, TxDOT needs more oversight now...
  • Panel proposes changes for TxDOT

    06/03/2008 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 737+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2008 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN — Saying big changes are needed to restore trust in the Texas Department of Transportation, the Sunset Advisory Commission staff is recommending a revamp of its governing board, project planning, and dealings with lawmakers and the public. The commission's report, to be released today, comes in the wake of controversy over planned public-private partnerships on toll roads, the route of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor transportation network and questions concerning agency funding figures. The Houston Chronicle obtained a copy of the report. "The Sunset review of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) occurred against a backdrop of distrust and frustration...
  • TxDOT to request input on I-69

    12/30/2007 1:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 354+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | December 30, 2007 | Brandy S. Chewning
    The Texas Department of Transportation will hold several local meetings early next year to offer answers on the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. In 2007 TxDOT released a tentative outline for the cross-country Interstate 69, which is currently planned to come through Texarkana. The highway would be a straight shot from Canada, through the United States and into Mexico. TxDOT will hold nearly a dozen “town hall” meetings and 46 public hearings to encourage public input and address concerns. “We want to hear the public’s ideas and we want to answer their questions,” said TxDOT Commissioner Ted Houghton. “Their comments will help...
  • Additional Pentagon Budget Request Reflects Petraeus’ Recommendations

    09/27/2007 5:45:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 117+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2007 – The additional budget request for the war on terror that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will present to Congress today reflects troop-level recommendations made by the senior U.S. commander in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said today. (Video) Gates will present a $42.3 billion addition to the 2008 global war on terror supplemental request when he testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee today, Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, told reporters. This brings the overall request to just under $190 billion, after a $5.3 billion procurement request for armored vehicles was added to the $141.7 billion...
  • Top Military Advisers Stand Behind Petraeus Recommendations

    09/14/2007 6:01:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2007 – The nation’s top military advisers were “unanimous” in backing the recommendations made to the president by Army Gen. David H. Petraeus on the way forward in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers a reporter's question while Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Sept. 14, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace and Defense Secretary...
  • Bush Announces Decision to Support Petraeus Recommendations

    09/13/2007 9:49:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2007 – President Bush said tonight that he accepts Army Gen. David H. Petraeus’ recommendations on the U.S. strategy in Iraq and reduced troop levels. Bush said in a White House address that the strategy implemented eight months ago, which included a 30,000-troop surge, has enabled coalition troops and Iraqi security forces to make progress against al Qaeda and other extremists. He cited turnarounds in Baghdad, where violence is down, and in Anbar province, a region previously considered lost to terrorists. While acknowledging that the challenge in Iraq remains “formidable,” Bush said that testimony to Congress...
  • New Rules Carry Out 9/11 Commission Recommendations

    08/10/2007 9:43:56 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 218+ views
    DHS ^ | 8/9/07
    August 9, 2007 – The Department published two regulations to strengthen aviation security through uniform and consistent passenger prescreening. The first, Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Predeparture Final Rule, enables Customs and Border Protection to collect manifest information for international flights prior to boarding. The second, the Secure Flight Notice of Proposed Rule Making, outlines plans for the Transportation Security Administration to assume watch list-matching responsibilities for domestic flights and align domestic and international passenger prescreening. "Stopping known threats before they board an aircraft, whether domestically or internationally, is a critical security measure," said Secretary Michael Chertoff. "This enables our...
  • Dems make concession to revive 9/11 bill (dropped union bargaining rights for airport screeners)

    07/09/2007 4:14:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 447+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/07 | Jesse J. Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats on Monday dropped their demand for union bargaining rights for airport screeners, hoping to revive anti-terrorism legislation that had stalled because of a presidential veto threat. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the announcement on the Senate floor as he called for House and Senate negotiators to begin reconciling bills implementing the July 2004 recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 commission. The legislation has been one of the new Democratic majority's priorities, but it had stalled because of a presidential veto threat over allowing airport screeners to have collective bargaining rights. Because of the veto...
  • Victory As a Code Word

    12/06/2006 11:10:55 AM PST · by occu77 · 2 replies · 141+ views
    The Missal ^ | 12/6/06 | JWG
    Today, at lunch, I watched the press conference given by the Iraq Study Group to a gaggle of reporters gathered for this momentous event. The only trouble was, nothing momentous occurred. Yes, some interesting political and military recommendations were made, most of which have been made previously by others, and frankly in far better overall form and format. Yes, the group presented some really interesting psychological ideas and concepts regarding the important benefits of national unity during a time of war. But is this not a rather self-obvious conclusion, if any reasonable person reflects upon the idea for about three...
  • Pace: New Congressional Leadership Won’t Affect His Job, Recommendations

    11/14/2006 4:34:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 360+ views
    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo, Nov. 14, 2006 -- Last week’s national elections will have no impact on how the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff carries out his job, including his recommendations about Iraq, Marine Gen. Peter Pace told National Guard troops here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrives at Kosovo and is introduced to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Darren Owens, commander of Kosovo Force Multinational Brigade (East), by German Lt. Gen. Roland Kather, commander of Kosovo Forces, Nov. 14. Photo by Staff Sgt D. Myles Cullen, USAF  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-28-06

    01/28/2006 8:51:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 639+ views ^ | 01-28-06 | Geroge W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 28, 2006 President's Radio Address      Audio      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. The United States Senate is now considering my nomination of Judge Sam Alito to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. As Americans saw in his confirmation hearings, Sam Alito is a man of great character and integrity. He has more prior judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee in more than 70 years. He understands that the role of a judge is to strictly interpret the law, not to advance a personal or political agenda. And throughout his extraordinary career, Sam Alito has...
  • Tax Reform Panel: Recommendations Won't Be Popular (Tax Increases are NOT Reform)

    11/02/2005 7:34:40 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 72 replies · 803+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/2/2005 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The advisory panel commissioned last January by President Bush handed in on Tuesday its ideas for improving the nation's tax code. The panel suggests some major changes and gives the president several options, but many of the recommendations may not be popular with the public. The bipartisan group said its recommendations were meant to take some of the pain out of paying taxes by making the tax code simpler and fairer.