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  • Chuck Schumer a tool to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship

    07/24/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Seth Mandel explains how President Hussein Obama is using (a willing) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship. [N]othing Obama has done to damage Israel’s standing in Congress could compare to getting Chuck Schumer — the supposed shomer (guardian, in Hebrew) of Israel — to ensure the survival of a nuclear deal that rearranges America’s Mideast alliances by elevating Tehran at the expense of the Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians and the Egyptians, among others. And that’s why crowds in Times Square Wednesday night chanted “Where is Chuck Schumer?” As Schumer continues to avoid...
  • We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

    04/10/2015 4:15:28 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 115 replies
    ligonier ministries ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | R.C. Sproul
    We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word from R.C. Sproul Mar 27, 2015 Category: Articles Emil Brunner, the twentieth-century Swiss theologian and one of the fathers of neoorthodox theology, wrote a little book titled Truth as Encounter. His thesis was that when we study the things of God, we are not studying truth in the abstract. We want to understand theology not merely so that we can make an A on a theology exam. We want to understand the doctrine of God so that we can understand God, so that we can meet the living God...
  • The ‘Stunning’ Deteriorating Relationship Between Obama and Bibi, Obama and Congress

    03/22/2015 6:16:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    pj media ^ | 3/22/15 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON — CNN anchor Jake Tapper said the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deteriorating and the respect the two leaders have for each other knows bounds. “I spent the first four years of Obama as the White House correspondent for ABC News and it was just fascinating to watch the relationship deteriorate from the very beginning when — I’m sure I’m going to mess up the chronology here — but there was a Biden trip to Israel and he landed and immediately new settlements were announced. There was Netanyahu not being permitted to come...
  • Facebook now crops up in a third of divorce cases over cheating and old flames

    01/20/2015 2:24:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1/20/2015 | Samantha Yule
    Facebook unwittingly provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people’s movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays. Facebook is now cited in a third of all divorce cases, research has shown. A survey of legal firms’ caseloads revealed the social network is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behaviour. Facebook unwittingly provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people’s movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays. Leeds law firm Lake Legal said many cases revolved around social media users who got back in touch with old flames they hadn’t...
  • Why I Quit Devotionals

    11/21/2014 11:35:30 AM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jessica LaGrone
    I have a confession to make. I’m done doing devotionals. It started a few years ago. I showed up for an appointment and learned I would have to wait for about 45 minutes. I headed to my car to find something to do during the wait (this must have been before smart phones, because now none of us ever wonder what to do with 45 minutes). I found a Bible in my car, so I brought it inside. I thought: “Great, I’ll take this time to do my devotional for the day.” Then I realized I couldn’t. First of all,...
  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • Obama: 'The US-Israel Relationship Has Never Been Stronger'

    05/06/2014 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 5/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    US President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday, conveying the "warmest wishes" to Israel on its 66th Independence Day. Obama acknowledged the Jews' millennia-long struggle to return to their ancient homeland and their success in achieving that dream in 1948. "Generations of Jews dreamed of the day when the Jewish people would have their own state in their historic homeland, and 66 years ago today that dream came true," he stated. "Today, Israel thrives as a diverse and vibrant democracy and as a 'start-up nation' that celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation." He stated that the Israel-US relationship is "based on shared...
  • Ending the ‘special relationship’

    05/29/2013 6:59:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/29/13 | SETH LIPSKY
    Incredible is the word for the news that the Obama administration has warned Britain against betting on American backing if it withdraws from the European Union. In all of President Obama’s leftism, there is little so myopic as this. Yet that’s the news that broke over the weekend, and on Memorial Day, no less. It’s a day on which we remember the fallen in our wars. It’s hard think of any country that has stood faster with us — and vice versa — than Great Britain. So if the British people were to decide, democratically, that their best interests lie...
  • The Misleading Murderer that you Know

    02/04/2013 2:17:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The most accurate crime statistics are on murders. When proponents of infringements on the Second Amendment talk about murders, they often claim that murders by strangers are only a small percentage of the total, often about one quarter. This statistic is misleading, because it implies that people that you are close to are the most likely to murder you. The largest category of victim to murderer is unknown. That is 44 percent of the murders reported to the FBI. The next largest category is acquaintance. It is 21 percent of murderers. The misleading part is that all people who...
  • Barack Has No Pet Peeves Of First Lady; Michelle: "My List Is Too Long"

    12/23/2011 8:43:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Barbara Walters, ABC News: "What is your biggest peeve of each other?" President Obama: "I don't have one." Walters: "Aww." Michelle Obama: "My list is too long."
  • Family: Maniac who burned woman to death in elevator had grudge over firing (Brooklyn, NYC)

    12/18/2011 11:02:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The madman who burned an elderly Prospect Heights woman to death had been doing odd jobs for her - but was fired after she caught him stealing, her nephew said today. “He was doing more stealing than cleaning,” said a distraught Rickey Causey, 52, about the man in custody for allegedly setting 64-year-old victim Delores Gillespie on fire Saturday. Causey said the unidentified suspect - who turned himself into cops at Brooklyn’s 32nd transit district early today reeking of gasoline - had left a note on Gillespie’s door with a list of chores he was demanding payment for.
  • Gov. Rick Perry’s relationship with Muslims may set him apart

    08/15/2011 9:45:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies ^ | 8/15/11 | Kate Shellnutt
    Gov. Rick Perry’s friendly relationship with some Texas Muslims was touted in a recent story on While some other presidential candidates bring up concerns about American Muslims’ loyalty and decry Islamic law in the U.S., here’s a Christian, Republican politician who initiated a teacher-training program on Islamic history and has been friends for years with the Aga Khan, head of an Islamic sect called Ismailis, Salon points out. Perry even laid the first brick at the groundbreaking ceremony for an Ismaili worship center in Plano in 2005. According to Ismaili national spokesman Mahmoud Eboo, the premise of the Salon...
  • Three Steps to Equipping A Gun Aversive Significant Other with a Home Defense Handgun

    06/07/2011 4:58:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Let’s get this out of the way: the idea that you, a man, should choose a firearm for a woman who’s never had one is sexist and disrespectful. Women are fully capable of making their own decisions. They don’t need you, a man, telling them what gun is best for their home defense. To even think such a thing reveals you as a Neanderthal. Contact your local community college and sign up for some sensitivity training at your earliest opportunity. Now, let’s have a look at the three questions you need to consider before you choose the right gun for...
  • 5 eligible guys who stay single

    05/21/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 136 replies
    Yahoo! via ^ | Matt Schneiderman
    We all know this guy — or are this guy: in his 30s, affable, attractive, and yet he’s never been in a serious long-term relationship. And as his single status stretches into a third decade, one has to wonder: What’s the deal? Far from being undateable, this guy may simply not be ready to change his independent ways. Or, he may be all too willing to do so — but something’s blocking him. If you feel you may fall into the latter category (or know someone who does), stop worrying about what’s slowing you down and read on to learn...
  • Madonna splits from her Muslim toyboy, 24, after 'rows about religion'

    05/06/2011 11:44:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:08 AM on 7th May 2011 | By Ben Todd and Sara Nathan
    He's 24, but she is older than his mother. He’s a strict Muslim, she has fervent Kabbalah beliefs. So it was hardly likely to last. Madonna, 52, has split from her lover Brahim Zaibat, a hip-hop dancer, after nine months, the Daily Mail has learned. Last night a close friend of Zaibat’s said sarcastically: ‘Who’s Madonna?’ The friend added: ‘Brahim has been home and he’s a single guy
  • Teacher admits to sexting teen

    04/23/2011 1:58:50 PM PDT · by takbodan · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Corning Leader ^ | 4/21/11 | John Zick
    Corning, N.Y. — A 40-year-old female East High health teacher admitted Wednesday to having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old male student, which allegedly included a Valentine’s Day tryst in a classroom at the high school. Teri K. Decker, of Geneva Street, Elmira, admitted she engaged in an inappropriate relationship with the boy by sending him sexually explicit text messages. She pleaded guilty to a single count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, in city court Wednesday morning. Corning police allege the relationship also included kissing and groping on multiple occasions, but there was no evidence the...
  • Do you have a right relationship with God?

    03/15/2011 5:53:59 AM PDT · by Christian-59 · 69 replies
    The written Word of God ^ | 3/14/11 | David Hersey
    Many have been the times I have heard people say that obedience to God is not as important as our relationship with Him. People believe that God knows their heart and that if they have love for God in their hearts then His grace will somehow make up the difference between obedience and disobedience. I have spoken with people who say they have their own relationship with God and that they do not have to attend the assemblies of the saints or seek God's will through His word and live in obedience to that will. The purpose of this lesson...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • Sarkozy to Propose New Bond With Russia

    10/02/2010 2:40:49 PM PDT · by Flavius · 9 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/1/1/10 | By STEVEN ERLANGER and KATRIN BENNHOLD
    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France plans to propose a new security and economic relationship between Europe and Russia when he meets with President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany this month in Deauville, senior French officials said Friday.
  • Salamander's egg surprise - Algae enjoy symbiotic relationship with embryos.

    08/10/2010 12:27:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Nature News ^ | 4 August 2010 | Anna Petherick
    Scientists have stumbled across the first example of a photosynthetic organism living inside a vertebrate's cells. The discovery is a surprise because the adaptive immune systems of vertebrates generally destroy foreign biological material. In this case, however, a symbiotic alga seems to be surviving unchallenged — and might be giving its host a solar-powered metabolic boost. Algae cohabit with salamander embryos in their eggs — and inside their cells.T. LEVIN/PHOTOLIBRARY.COM The embryos of the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) have long been known to enjoy a mutualistic relationship with the single-celled alga Oophila amblystomatis. The salamanders' viridescent eggs are coloured by...
  • George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis quash rumours of a split

    04/17/2010 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 1,517+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 16 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    George Clooney was quick to stifle recent rumours that he had split up with Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. And if these pictures of the couple getting intimate in Hawaii are anything to go by, breaking up could not be further from their minds. Clooney, 48, took time out from filming his new movie The Descendants with a stroll along the harbour with his Sardinian girlfriend.
  • House of Commons - No special relationship between Britain and US

    03/27/2010 8:01:17 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 745+ views ^ | Mar 27, 2010 | Unattributed
    Snips: Talk of a "special relationship" between Britain and the United States should be dropped, a House of Commons committee said Sunday, adding the Iraq war carried important lessons for Anglo-US ties. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee said Britain should be "more willing to say no" to the United States and warned that London will probably not be able to influence Washington as much in future. It also noted that President Barack Obama's administration was taking a "more pragmatic tone" towards Britain than had been the case for some previous US administrations.
  • Psychologist accused of having sex with patient and kept billing insurance

    02/17/2010 5:48:23 AM PST · by jerry557 · 14 replies · 642+ views
    CBS 10 WTSP ^ | 02/16/2010 | Melanie Brooks
    Tampa, Florida - New details are emerging about the case of a Tampa psychologist accused of having sex with his patient. Dr. Daniel R. Lerom is listed in documents as having a long-standing sexual relationship with his Lakeland patient, listed only as "HK" in a lawsuit filed with Hillsborough County Circuit Court. Each time they two had sex, documents say, the doctor would bill her Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance for their "sessions." Text messages show that the 49-year-old doctor told his patient, "My body felt great all over after last night. " "I wish you were here in the...
  • New Online Annoyance: the ‘elationship’

    02/11/2010 2:24:37 PM PST · by alllinone · 10 replies · 536+ views
    These suitors aren't interested in a real-life hookup, just the virtual kind!
  • Sarkozy cool on relationship with Obama

    12/28/2009 11:35:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,083+ views ^ | 12/28/09 | Ben Hall
    Nicolas Sarkozy, the most pro-American president of France for half a century, has gone cold on Barack Obama, the most popular American leader in France in generations. A year ago Mr Sarkozy was engaged in a tussle among European leaders anxious to be the first to secure a meeting with the freshly elected Mr Obama. Mr Sarkozy described Mr Obama as “my friend” after meeting him just once as a senator.
  • Obama redefines White House relationship with top field commander

    10/28/2009 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,521+ views
    L..A. Times ^ | 10/28/09 | Julian E. Barnes
    President Obama does not have the one-on-one relationship with Gen. McChrystal that President Bush did with Gen. Petraeus, but rather a more traditional one along the chain of command. Reporting from Washington - President Obama and his predecessor differ significantly in their approach to America's wars. They differ at least as much in their relationship with their top battlefield commander. During the Bush administration, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the then-ground commander in Iraq, assumed the role of a trusted advisor who frequently visited the White House or talked to the president by phone.
  • When it's Over, Let It Go (Adam's Mistake)

    06/26/2009 12:10:06 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 41 replies · 987+ views ^ | 6/26/09 | JXB7076
    The biblical story of Adam and Eve suggests that Eve’s disobedience to God introduced sin to the world which ultimately led to the downfall of man and mankind. It is a story repeated over and over again in the Christian arena. It’s the first story a child learns which attempts to explain why there is so much suffering in life. It is a story which puts the burden of death, destruction, disobedience, and suffering at the feet of Eve, Adam’s wife, or as the Biblical writers describes her – Adam’s Helpmeet. While the story of Adam and Eve is true,...
  • Palm Sunday Reflection : DO YOU "KNOW" THE CHRIST OF HOLY SCRIPTURE?

    04/05/2009 10:14:40 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 273+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 4/4/09 | DJP I.F.
    "That He (Jesus) died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3- 4) "And Jesus said, Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39) "Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded...
  • (Vanity) Need Relationship Advice

    11/05/2008 7:32:29 PM PST · by According2RecentPollsAirIsGood · 111 replies · 2,469+ views
    Myself ^ | November 5, 2008 | According2RecentPollsAirIsGood
    First of all, please forgive yet another vanity in a time when there isn't a bonfire big enough to consume all the ones so far. I consider the people here on FreeRepublic to be some of the most intelligent and also just downright decent people I know. Thus I feel I can trust your thoughtful opinions on most things. I'm still kind of young (24), and there's a lot I don't know about life. Right now, I need some relationship advice. I have a girlfriend right now who I deeply love. We met online through another message board, and have...
  • Reconciliation: A Vital Part of Christ's Message

    05/17/2008 5:39:45 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 1 replies · 95+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Spring 1998 | Mark Mickelson
    Reconciliation: A Vital Part of Christ's Message A major theme of Christ's message is reconciliation. But how does reconciliation fit into God's plan for you and me? by Mark Mickelson Jesus Christ began His public ministry by declaring the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the people in Galilee. What He said and did during His 31/2-year ministry was so incredible that it just couldn't be ignored. Jesus called people to repentance and gave them hope. He gave them encouragement and healed their diseases. Even more, He possessed the power to forgive their sins.Christ's countrymen were astonished that He...
  • America Supports You: Circus Celebrates Relationship with Military

    03/28/2008 5:04:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 218+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2008 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is proud of its bond with the military, its chairman and chief executive officer said before last night’s opening show here. Asia, one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ elephants, shows her support of the military by sporting an America Supports You dog tag, held by former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. The duo was joined by: (from left) Mary Jo Myers; Kenneth Feld, chairman of the circus; his wife, Bonnie, and daughter Nicole Feld; and...
  • Do Attractive Women Want It All?

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

    01/24/2008 12:05:43 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 118+ views
    Reuters via The Times of India ^ | 24 Jan., 2008 | Reuters
    NEW YORK: Fighting with your spouse can actually be good for your health with people who bottle it all up found to die earlier, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and its psychology department released preliminary findings after 17 years of following 192 couples. The couples fell into four categories: where both partners expressed anger when they felt unfairly attacked, where neither partner expressed their anger, and one category each for where the wife suppressed her feelings and where the husband did so. "I would say that if you don't express your...
  • TO WOMEN: How to Build A lasting Relationship

    01/20/2008 9:42:43 PM PST · by Bear_Slayer · 387 replies · 1,526+ views
    1/20/08 | bear_slayer
    Now obviously I can't speak for every male, but I feel qualified to speak in general terms. This is aimed at the married woman, but is applicable to the woman that is involved in a long term relationship. Learn these things and you might get your relationship to last. Ignore them at your peril. 1. He is not your zit. Stop picking at him. Women love to pick at zits. They'll sneak up on you while you're shaving and start squeezing. It's an annoying habit they can't break. They also do this emotionally and intellectually. This is done when they...
  • ‘Partnership Day’ Strengthens Iraqi, U.S. Military Relationship

    12/23/2007 8:06:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 151+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Brandon Little
    Task Force XII Command Sgt. Maj. H. Lee Kennedy tells a member of the Iraqi Air Force about some of his experiences as a crew chief during an Iraqi Partnership Day, Dec. 11. Members of the Iraqi Air Force also joined Soldiers from Task Force XII for dinner at Command Sgt. Maj. Cook Dining Facility. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Little, Task Force XII Public Affairs. CAMP TAJI — Iraqi Army Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force XII found they have a lot in common, specifically regarding aviation, when they met here for “Iraqi Partnership Day”, Dec. 11....
  • White House Lays Foundation for ‘Normal’ Iraq Relationship

    11/26/2007 5:14:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 132+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have laid the groundwork for defining what a long-term relationship between the two countries will look like, White House officials announced today. Both signed the U.S.-Iraq Declaration of Principles for Friendship and Cooperation, the first step toward a normalized, bilateral relationship, said Brett McGurk, director for Iraq in the National Security Council. The document provides a framework for future negotiations between the two countries and loosely defines the issues. McGurk said long-term progress in the region will take a generational commitment in one form or another,...
  • Making Progress: Unit’s relationship with Iraqi locals pays off

    09/21/2007 7:07:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 260+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Eric A. Rutherford
    SAMARRA — As the much-anticipated Iraq report was released this month, one unit is finding that they are indeed making progress. An Iraqi teenager who was an informant for the Coalition force in Samarra was kidnapped by insurgents and held for several days. He was beaten and moved to different locations. The teen managed to escape, ignoring the death threats of his captors for talking with Coalition forces, and after his escape, he went straight to Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora to ask for help. That help came from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,...
  • Soldiers forge relationship with local Iraqis

    09/21/2007 6:59:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 88+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Felix A. Figueroa
    LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREA ADDER — Nearly a year ago, 28-year-old Army Sgt. Virgil Swisher, 82d Sustainment Brigade, knew he would be deploying here. What he did not know was that he would be working outside the scope of his military occupational specialty. “I came out here to do my job as a wheeled mechanic. I heard so many different things about Iraq and I expected to see what we in America see on T.V., but I was surprised,” Said Swisher. Since arriving at Logistics Support Area Adder in southern Iraq, Swisher along with other Soldiers throughout the installation were tasked...
  • Report: L.A. mayor Villaraigosa acknowledges 'relationship' with TV reporter

    07/03/2007 8:53:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 3,831+ views
    LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his wife, acknowledged in a statement published Tuesday that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter. “It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas,” Villaraigosa said in a statement published in the Los Angeles Daily News. “As I've said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family's privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day...
  • Bush, Blair Call U.S.-U.K. Relationship Key to World Peace

    05/17/2007 5:16:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 324+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 – President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised each other’s courage and stressed the continuing importance of the U.S.-British partnership at the White House today in what may be their last joint news conference. Blair will step down June 27 after more than 10 years on the job. “I believe that the relationship between the United States of America and Britain is a relationship that is in the interests of our two countries and in the interests of the peace and stability of the wider world,” Blair said. “Sometimes it's a controversial relationship,...
  • US teens fall prey to high-tech abuse

    02/10/2007 3:01:31 PM PST · by xcamel · 10 replies · 518+ views
    electric new paper ^ | February 11, 2007 | staff
    WHERE are you now? What are you doing? Jealous teenagers often send messages like these with their handphones and computers to harass and control their romantic partners. And most victims of the abuse are reluctant to discuss it with their parents, a US survey showed on Thursday. The survey, carried out by Teenage Research Unlimited, found nearly one in every four teens in a relationship had received hourly text messages or phone calls to check up on them between midnight and 5am. One out of six said they had received messages 10 or more times an hour overnight. 'Contacting someone...
  • British Conservatives Must Defend the U.S.–U.K. Special Relationship

    10/04/2006 5:31:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 33 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 28AUG06 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
    The Anglo-American special relationship today faces one of its greatest challenges ever in rising British opposition to the United Kingdom’s close ties to the United States. The resurgent Conservative Party under David Cameron must do more to counter this change in public attitudes. British Conservatives should embrace their Party’s traditional pro-Atlanticist agenda and resist the temptation to adopt an anti-American foreign policy. The realistic alternative—spurning Washington in favor of closer ties to Brussels—threatens the effectiveness and leadership of both the United States and Great Britain on the world stage, as well as the progress of the war on terrorism. Changing...
  • CAPTION Condi Rice w/ jack straw

    04/30/2006 3:17:56 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 16 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Dalls Morning news ^ | April 12, 2006
  • Hands off my ex!

    04/11/2006 6:59:50 AM PDT · by Millee · 58 replies · 1,033+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 4/11/06 | Samantha Brett
    Whether you've dated a friend's ex, or experienced the agony of having a friend date one of yours, many describe it as playing with fire. So is there ever a time when it's acceptable to date a friend's old flame? "I once had a friend date my ex," snarls Jodi P., a successful thirty-something marketing manager. "We had recently broken up and I had no idea about it until she rang me up to gloat about it the following week. Of course I told her I was fine with it, but as I hung up the phone, I proceeded to...
  • CA: Doolittle defends relationship with lobbyist, welcomes inquiry

    01/23/2006 6:48:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 222+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/23/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In his first extensive public comments about being implicated in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, California Republican Rep. John Doolittle said he has done nothing wrong and challenged the Justice Department to investigate him. Doolittle also criticized ethics reforms being proposed by fellow Republican leaders in the House, saying they are being done for the sake of appearances. "I think the system's working," said Doolittle, whose comments came in a prerecorded interview broadcast Monday on Sacramento talk radio station KFBK-AM. "This kind of a scandal is a big scandal because it doesn't happen very often. It's quite...
  • God's Guide to Sex

    01/21/2006 6:28:28 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 16 replies · 687+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Feb 2006 | David Treybig
    God's Guide to Sex Everyone knows about the similarities between animal and human sexuality, but what about the differences? And what are the implications of those differences? by David Treybig God cares deeply about your sex life. What? You've got to be kidding, right? After all, doesn't God say don't do it while most people do? Does He know what we've been doing? Surprising to many, God is quite concerned about our sexuality and wants us to have the best sex possible. And yes, He does know what each of us has been doing. And He's disappointed that so...
  • Pa. Teen Reported Seized; Parents Killed

    Pa. Teen Reported Seized; Parents Killed By MARTHA RAFFAELE, Associated Press Writer 50 minutes ago A 14-year-old girl was missing after her parents were shot to death in their home Sunday morning, and authorities were searching for her 18-year-old boyfriend, who reportedly abducted her at gunpoint. Michael and Cathryn Borden, both 50, were found shot to death shortly after 8 a.m., Lititz Police Chief William Seace said. The couple's 9-year-old son David, the youngest of five children, had fled to a neighbor's house and called 911, Seace said. An older daughter still living at home and two adult sons were...
  • Ex-teacher gets 3 years for sex with student

    08/01/2005 11:17:56 AM PDT · by LeeHarvey · 41 replies · 2,613+ views
    Port Clinton News Herald ^ | Saturday, July 30, 2005 | DAN DEARTH
    PORT CLINTON, OH - A former Port Clinton High School teacher was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for having sex twice last year with a 17-year-old female student. Brett Dunbar, 26, also was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and court costs during his hearing in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court. In April, he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony. As a result of the conviction, he must also register as a sexual offender upon his release every year for the next 10 years. Dunbar sporadically cried as...
  • China, Russia to hold joint military exercises next month

    07/06/2005 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 8 replies · 593+ views
    BEIJING: China and Russia are to hold rare joint military exercises involving up to 8,000 service personnel from Aug 18-26, the Global Times reported, citing Russian media reports. 'Peace Mission 2005' will involve China's army, navy and air force, while Russia will dispatch its navy and air force, it said. China's Defense Ministry has not announced the exercises. But Russian President Vladimir Putin said last Thursday during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao that joint exercises will take place later this year. According to the Global Times, which is run by the official People's Daily, final arrangements for...