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  • Until 4/16 Free Viewing of The Tabernacle: The Veil

    04/14/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    Rose Publishing ^ | 4/14/2014 | Rose Publishing
    Free (until 4/16) viewing of The Tabernacle: The Veil
  • Your Ash Wednesday Prayers (Devotion)

    03/05/2014 11:51:14 AM PST · by xzins · 7 replies
    Religion Forum ^ | 5 Mar 14 | All of Us
    Almighty God, help us to take to heart through Your Holy Word the truth that sin entered the world through human disobedience to You. Our sin has filled this world with envy, selfishness, hatred, greed, and other sins too many to list. Yet human sin cannot be victorious over the grace of God that is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord. We pray that You pour Your grace upon us as we strive to lives of sacrifice and holiness. Enable us to daily defeat sin, so that we will know that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. Through...
  • A Christmas Eve Message to the Troops

    12/24/2013 5:30:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 24, 2013 | Ray V. Hartwell, III
    It is not often noted and perhaps little remembered these days, but seven decades ago this month the battles around the small Italian village of San Pietro decimated the olive groves and many of the American men advancing on well-fortified German positions. My father was commander of Company H of the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, during that battle. He had become the company commander in earlier battles, after one more senior officer was captured and another simply quit the fight, telling medics he “couldn’t take any more.” The 36th Infantry Division, and my father, entered combat for the...
  • Greater love: Fallen Wisconsin soldier’s memory marches on

    12/20/2013 7:38:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-19-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisc. – He was a little guy, not much bigger than James Madison in high school. Ryan Larson wrestled for his Adams-Friendship High School team at 103 pounds. He joined the Army in his junior year. Ellen Larson said her grandson made the minimum weight requirement, maybe, in uniform with a fully loaded backpack. He was a little guy, but like the fourth U.S. president, Ryan Larson, according to his family and friends, had an inner strength and perseverance that was unstoppable. That’s a big reason why he enlisted and looked forward to serving his country in Afghanistan. Larson’s...
  • Michelle Obama in 2008: Barack Will Make Us 'Sacrifice' for Health Care

    11/26/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    A video has surfaced from the presidential campaign trail in May 2008 that shows Michelle Obama talking about the sacrifices that Americans would have to make in order to achieve her husband's health care goals. The future First Lady was speaking at a meeting of military families to highlight the cost of war for those back at home. Her remarks have been referred to in several Internet postings but no video has surfaced until now. Mrs. Obama says: It's going to cost us something as a society to say, 'We can't tolerate millions of people uninsured. We can't tolerate it.'...
  • Woman minister refuses to wear a red poppy at remembrance service ‘because it is a symbol of war’

    10/28/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:56 EST, 28 October 2013 | Hugo Gye
    A minister has refused to wear a poppy when she conducts this year’s remembrance service because she believes the symbol “advocates war”. Patricia Jackson told other clergy that she would be happy to sport a white poppy during the proceedings on Remembrance Sunday, but will not wear a red one. Her decision has upset many parishioners at Hadley Methodist Church in Telford, Shropshire, who claimed that the American-born priest “doesn’t seem to realize” the importance of the poppy. …
  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • #3909 - Son of Morsi...We Are Willing to Sacrifice Our Lives...

    07/15/2013 8:26:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    MEMRI ^ | 7/7/13
    ...We are willing to sacrifice our lives for this.
  • Good People Make America Great

    07/09/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    A recent Gallup poll, timed for the Fourth of July, found that while most Americans (85%) are “proud to be an American,” most (71%) also believe that our Founding Fathers would be “disappointed” in the America of today. The numbers highlight the difference between our regard for our Constitution and for the people who make America great, on the one hand, and our collective distrust of government overreach on the other. The daily news is a patchwork story of America’s great people -- and I’ll share one touching example in a moment -- as well as our very real political...

    07/03/2013 7:22:33 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 56 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/2005 | Dick Bachert
    As we gather our loved ones around us to celebrate July 4th, we should all say a silent prayer for all those who paid the final price so that we might -- albeit imperfectly and hopefully more perfectly in the future -- continue the unique experiment in human freedom we call America. I awoke one morning during a September, 2005 cruise as we pulled into Nassau and looked out the porthole to see two US Arleigh Burke class destroyers next to us.  After breakfast, I strolled out onto deck 7 and got goose bumps when I noticed the shamrock...
  • Ted Cruz reminds us….It's the Soldier...

    05/27/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
    "It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who gave us the freedom to demonstrate It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag. And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
  • Activists detained for attempted animal sacrifice

    04/03/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/27/2013 | JEREMY SHARON
    A lamb and two humans were detained by police in Jerusalem on Monday as they were making their way to the Temple Mount. The humans, hard-right political and religious activists Noam Federman and Arye Sunnenberg, intended to go to the Temple Mount and carry out the Jewish ritual of the Passover Sacrifice, involving the slaughter of a lamb. The sacrifice is an important commandment within Jewish law, which some religious authorities argues does not require the existence of a Temple for its performance. It must, however, be conducted on the Temple Mount. Federman and Sunnenberg are both associated with several...
  • To The "Obedient" I call "FRIEND" [charismatic caucus]

    02/28/2013 4:28:54 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 2-28-13 | Jedediah
    You are going to move in demonstrations of my love soon in such a way they shall all know it is me. My will for you is to observe my heart in the heavenlies and display it upon the earth in volumes of my endearment and awesome power for I AM about to shake the heavens and then pour out upon the earth My manifold wisdom and glory for all to see. "BE" my shepherds of truth that declares light so that all that is counterfeit is also revealed and the lies of the enemy shut out from The Banquet...
  • The True Meaning Of Giving

    12/07/2012 4:18:43 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Created this last year for OMG! For America.
  • FBI: 72 Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Last Year

    11/19/2012 9:35:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    FBI ^ | November 19, 2012
    Making the Ultimate Sacrifice Report on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Released Tragically, during 2011, 72 law enforcement officers from around the nation were killed in the line of duty, while another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties. And 54,774 officers were assaulted in the line of duty…all according to our just-released annual report Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2011Here’s a look at some of the data collected for this report: While the 72 officers killed in the line of duty came from city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal agencies, the majority (50)...
  • A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victim’s Story

    07/23/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    celtic straits blog ^ | July 22, 2012 | Brad Strait
    At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain with several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Littleton Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22 year old woman from my church, Petra Anderson (pronounced Pay-tra). Petra went to the movies with two young friends who are biking across America. You and I have been inundated with news about what happened next. A joyful movie...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting: Three hero guys died in Aurora taking bullets for their girlfriends

    07/22/2012 6:40:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2012
    In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.
  • NJ to lower flags to half-staff to honor Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III, killed in action in Afghanistan

    06/06/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jersey Journal
    6:20 p.m. UPDATE: Gov. Christie has issued an EXECUTIVE ORDER requiring all state flags be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy is urging all businesses in the town to join the city in lowering American flags to half-staff tomorrow through Saturday in honor of the 22-year-old local man killed in action in Afghanistan last month.
  • U.S. Army soldier from Jersey City killed in Afghanistan

    06/03/2012 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    Army Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III was coming into his own, distancing himself from a hard-luck childhood and stepping up to take care of his family. The 22-year-old Jersey City man saw the military as a way to do that, his family said, in a plan that began to form eight years ago when his mother, Elizabeth, died of cancer. Her absence shook the family’s foundation and then profoundly galvanized her eldest son. "He realized he was going to put the family on his shoulders. The military was his calling to do that financially," DeRonde’s cousin, Jason Owen, said last night...
  • Krista Branch - Foreign Land

    05/28/2012 12:06:33 PM PDT · by ThirstyMan · 2 replies
    via Herman Cain's newsletter ^ | May 27, 2012 | Krista Branch
    A stunning song to help us revere what has been done for us.
  • YouTube MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE (reprise)

    05/27/2012 5:52:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 5-2012 | dfu
  • Battle Sheaves

    05/27/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 2 replies
    The Battle of Life ^ | 1846 | Charles Dickens
    Memorial Day Reading
  • Only Two Forces Have Sacrificed Their Lives For Those Who Might Not Know Them...

    05/23/2012 4:59:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    An early Memorial Day tribute, created for OMG! For America.
  • Mexico: 2 kids, woman killed in Saint Death ritual

    03/30/2012 4:08:58 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 25 replies
    Eight people have been arrested for allegedly killing two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in ritual sacrifices by the cult of La Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, prosecutors in northern Mexico said Friday. Jose Larrinaga, spokesman for Sonora state prosecutors, said the victims' blood was poured around an altar to the saint, which is depicted as a skeleton holding a scythe and clothed in flowing robes. The grisly slayings recalled the notorious "narco-satanicos" killings of the 1980s, when 15 bodies, many of them with signs of ritual sacrifice, were unearthed at a ranch outside the border city of Matamoros,...
  • Dangerous Exit from Comfort Zone: Passover Offering on Temple Mount

    03/30/2012 11:58:23 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them: 'Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall observe this matter for an ordinance for you and your sons for ever. (Exodus 12) Soon, with G-d's help, we will establish Jewish leadership for Israel. Please be forewarned that when that happens, our familiar, comfortable Pesach holiday will be radically changed. We will have to forget about the Pesach seder with the extended family at the home of the family balabusta. Instead, we will be face to face with...
  • HE is the sacrifice!! Love to all!!

    12/28/2011 11:05:55 AM PST · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Bible and faith | GOD INSPIRED
    HE is the sacrifice!! Let's spread HIS HOLY NAME through reading, believing, and living HIS word and will in our daily lives. Showing the world how it is to walk in HIS LOVE and not shaken by anything. Be the peculiar joy in this world for HE is victorious!!
  • Christmas 2011

    12/23/2011 3:47:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 23, 2011 | Oliver North
    Four years ago, this annual Christmas column was written from Baquba, Iraq, while our Fox News "War Stories" team was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division and special operations units operating against the Iranian-supported Mahdi Army in the outskirts of Baghdad. A year earlier, the Christmas 2006 column was written in Ramadi, Iraq, while we were embedded with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in what was then the bloodiest place on the planet. And in 2005, this column originated with 3d Battalion, 7th Marines and the 2nd Brigade of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, in Anbar province,...
  • A View to Die For – 32 Story High Rise Cemetery

    12/17/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 16, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no surprise to learn that, as land values continue to rise, space for cemeteries gets scarce. I have seen more and more mausoleums be built at the local cemeteries, and they are getting taller as the years go on. But the picture to the right really takes the concept to new heights! The picture is The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica III, a vertical cemetery in Santos, Brazil. It is the world’s tallest cemetery, with burial spaces on 32 floors. There’s also a restaurant, chapel, lagoon and peacock garden. It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in...
  • Fighting For Our Right To Say Merry Christmas

    12/15/2011 12:22:41 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A piece I quickly whipped up for my OMG! For America project. We're still finalizing the operational site, so we posted this on our Facebook page, and have been VERY pleasantly surprised to see how well received it has been. It is by far our most liked/shared post to date.
  • A President of Honor -- “You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional...because I've seen it."

    12/10/2011 10:06:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2011 | Heroes speak out for Gov. Rick Perry
    “You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it” "Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran [6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry. Even if you don't support Gov. Perry, please watch these men and hear their words.
  • Perry Assembles Medal of Honor Recipients

    12/09/2011 6:05:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Military News ^ | December 8, 2011 | Bryant Jordan
    Medal of Honor recipient and former Marine Dakota Meyer has signed on as a co-chairman of Veterans for Perry, a group throwing its support behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry in his run for president. "As the only presidential candidate who volunteered to serve his country, the way that I did, I am confident that Gov. Perry will be an advocate for veterans like myself as president of the United States," Meyer said in a statement released by the Perry campaign Thursday. Perry was an Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot from 1972 to 1977. Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor...
  • Camels, Afghan Breed Goats for Eid sacrifice this year

    11/04/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 02, 2011 | Peerzada Ashiq
    As Eid-ul-Azha, a festival observed by sacrificing animals by Muslims, draws near, Kashmir sees exotic animals to be part of sacrificial animals' list this year. Topping the list are camels and Rs 2-lakh Afghan breed goats. These exotic animals will be part of more than two lakh sheep and goats to be sacrificed on the occasion in Srinagar alone. In the outskirts of Srinagar, Parimpora mandi, where grocery imports from outside the state come is abuzz with hundreds of sheep up for sale. But the eye catcher among the flock are tall camels, a desert animal barely known to Kashmiri...
  • The sacrifice of those who serve (vanity)

    10/26/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    me | 10-26-2011 | me
    Those who serve in our Armed Forces deal with challenges and difficulties on a daily basis. Sometimes the challenge is not in dealing with what lies ahead, but what they left behind. We first became aware of Zoe, an adorable 4 year old Pekingese, while scrolling through the pages of an area animal rescue site. Our two dogs came to us from the same organization, and we check from time to time to see information on animals they are helping. Zoe's human mom and dad were having to give her up. Mom had served in the Army Military Police, and...
  • This Needs To Be In Every Classroom (Vanity)

    10/19/2011 9:05:20 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies
    NA ^ | 19 October 2011 | NA
  • War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era (34% of Post-911 Vets say Iraq & Afghanistan Were Worth it)

    10/05/2011 2:48:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 10/05/2011 | Pew Social Trends Staff
    Veterans who served on active duty during the post-9/11 era consider themselves more patriotic than other Americans, and most see the military as an efficient and meritocratic institution. They have a more positive view than the general public about the overall worth of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and the tactics the military has used to wage them. Even so, only one-third (34%) of these veterans say that both wars have been worth fighting. Looking at the conflicts individually, 50% of post-9/11 veterans say the decade-old war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting and 44% view the 8½-year-old conflict in...
  • Pondering a patriot

    09/22/2011 7:18:02 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2011 | BECKY AKERS
    At first glance, he doesn’t seem to have much in common with 21st-century New Yorkers. He was one of 12 children born to farmers in Connecticut. He was fluent in Greek and Latin by age 14, when he enrolled at Yale. He graduated to teach school, including a class for girls that met at dawn. When revolution broke out two years later, he enlisted with the rebels. He was hanged for espionage 235 years ago today, near what’s now 66th Street and Third Avenue, when the British Army caught him spying on its plans to invade Manhattan. He was 21....
  • What Shared Sacrifice? Obamas Fly 'His & Her' Jets to Lux Vineyard Vacay

    08/19/2011 6:55:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies
    Friday, August 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    The jet-setting Obamas arrived at their $50,000 per week Martha's Vineyard vacation destination yesterday on separate taxpayer provided jets.The extravagant travel choice flies in the face of Barack Obama's war on private jet owners and his call for "shared sacrifice" to ease the exploding federal budget deficit.Michelle Obama and the two Obama daughters took what appears to be a Gulfstream jet while the president and family dog Bo flew Air Force One to a nearby airfield and were then taken by helicopter to Martha's Vineyard, according to an account by the Martha's Vineyard Gazette and other reports. No reason was...
  • Early History of Nation of Islam - The Voodoo Cult of Detroit

    08/10/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Impeach Obama Tea Party ^ | 8/10/2011 | Roger-SD
    The article below is from the American Journal of Sociology vol. 43 (July 1937 – May 1938). pp. 894-907. It describes the early history of the Nation of Islam, including the direction by founder, Fard Muhammad, that members each sacrifice four whites. This article provides some original evidence regarding the foundation of the Black Nationalist movement on Gnostic occult principles, which has never changed. Black Nationalism, including all of its branches, remains today an occult movement based on a hatred of whites, hatred of America and a radical rejection of the concepts of traditional Christianity.
  • Christ or Cain...I John

    08/05/2011 6:07:15 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.( I John 3:11-15)Love...
  • Just a Few Budgeting Lies that my President Told Me

    08/03/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 3, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For thousands of years, society subsisted on barter and gold coins. The vast majority of the population struggled to feed themselves. Farming, hunting, and self-defense were the great occupation of the human race. But there had always been trade, and shops, and towns…from Ancient times through the Middle Ages, and on through the Enlightenment. Eventually, there was enough data in place that wise people could study it, and could begin to grasp how commerce worked, so that public policy could be crafted, and societies developed, in manners that would foster something greater than subsistence, perhaps even something like prosperity. The...
  • Obama's 2012 Theme: Republican Spending Cuts Didn't Work, So We Must Ask the Rich to Sacrifice More

    08/01/2011 3:16:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I went to the, and their headline: "Bipartisan Debt Deal: A Win for the Economy and Budget Discipline." It's a very long piece, I'm not going to read the whole thing to you. But it is the most straightforward and complete outline of the deal from the White House perspective that there is, and at they are beside themselves with joy. This post crows about how this debt deal locks in Obama's runaway spending. They're ecstatic about how it slashes the military and protects entitlements, even locks in the end of the Bush tax cuts....
  • Senator Murray and Shared Sacrifice

    07/15/2011 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Parmy · 17 replies
    Constituent Letter | 7-15-2011 | Patty Muray
    Printer Friendly BUDGET: Senator Murray Calls on Republicans to Put Middle Class Families over Tax Breaks for Millionaires Senator Murray: Republicans don’t understand shared sacrifice, American families do. July 6, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), as a part of ongoing budget negotiations, spoke on the Senate floor calling on Republicans to stop protecting tax-breaks for oil companies and corporate jets over much-needed support for struggling middle-class families. During the speech, Senator Murray also called for shared sacrifice in the efforts to reduce the debt and deficit. “I’m here to ask Republicans why they are asking...
  • Obama calls for a 'balanced approach,' sacrifices in debt deal (Moochelle hardest hit)

    07/09/2011 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Obama calls for a 'balanced approach,' sacrifices in debt dealBy Jamie Klatell - 07/09/11 06:04 AM ET As the debate intensifies over raising the debt ceiling and kick-starting the economy, President Obama attempted to rise above the fray in his weekend address. "We can meet our fiscal challenge," the president said. "That’s what the American people sent us here to do. They didn’t send us here to kick our problems down the road. That’s exactly what they don’t like about Washington. They sent us here to work together. They sent us here to get things done." Obama sounded a positive...
  • Major Garrett: Town hall a sign of ‘anxiety’ at Obama reelection HQ

    07/06/2011 6:31:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/6/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday’s so-called Twitter town hall meeting conducted by President Barack Obama was certainly unprecedented. But was it a sign of trouble at Obama reelection headquarters in Chicago? Over the past few weeks, Democrats in Washington, D.C., have been driving the message of “shared sacrificed” as it pertains to the federal government’s fiscal policy going forward in dealing with record deficit and debt issues. But in an appearance on Wednesday’s “The Laura Ingraham Show,” National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett explained there were some unresolved questions, especially when it comes to the question of what Americans are getting for their sacrifice....
  • Love, life and the price of independence.

    07/04/2011 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SVTCobra03 · 9 replies
    Norman Transcript ^ | July 4, 2011 | Maj. David W. Eastburn
    NANGARHAR PROVENCE, Afghanistan — On June 24, Army 1st Lt. Dimitri Del Castillo was 24 years old, a newlywed, and just starting his career as an infantry officer. On June 25th, the 2009 West Point graduate was killed when his unit came under small arms fire in the Watahpur District of Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • The Sullivans

    06/16/2011 1:22:15 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 6 16 2011 | Dick Bachert
    As the America I served in uniform for 4 years in the early Vietnam era sinks closer to abandoning the ideals, values and freedoms we all take for granted and for which so many have struggled and died defending here and abroad, I'm reminded that we're in this mess because so many have never learned or just forgotten that freedom is anything but free. It is HARD – and too often DEADLY -- WORK. As I searched for a photo in my computer library recently, an image jumped off the screen at me and brought to mind a personal...
  • Old People Line Up To Clean Radiation in Japan

    05/31/2011 10:39:59 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 37 replies ^ | 5-31-11 | Hodgkins
    Talk about a sacrifice that will warm your heart. A group of older Japanese folks are asking for permission to clean up the contaminated nuclear power station in Fukushima. More than 200 retirees are volunteering to take the place of young people who are exposing themselves to high levels of radiation. The group figures they have less than 20 years to live and will be dead before any radiation induced cancer develops. It's a different story for the young people who have battled in this war zone for three months and are at great risk for developing cancer as they...
  • "Shared Sacrifice" Slogan Equates Taking and Giving, Burdens and Benefits

    05/18/2011 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 18, 2011 | Michael Medved
    As conservatives suffer endless repetitions of the solemn, soggy Democratic mantra of “shared sacrifice,” they need to resist the powerful temptation to snarl back, “I’m already sacrificing more than enough, thank you very much!” Of course it’s only natural to feel righteous indignation toward some smug lefty who wants to take money out of your pocket, but it’s more important in this situation to win the substantive argument by underlining the core distinction between what government gives and what government takes. As the euphoria fades following Osama bin Laden’s demise and the nation gets back to the bitter business of...
  • Teen succeeds where Army fails in recording Arlington graves

    04/27/2011 1:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2011 | Faye Fiore
    Rosemary Brown is standing over the grave of her son at Arlington National Cemetery when someone catches her eye. It's a boy in khaki shorts and muddy shoes, juggling a clunky camera and the Motorola Xoom he got for his 17th birthday five days earlier. ...His website,, is a reverent catalog of the fallen, and one young man's response to a scandal of Army mismanagement, mismarked graves and unmarked remains that has rocked this hallowed place for two years. "It's a tool to help remember people. They can go on and think, 'Wow, look at all these people who...
  • Devotional : † In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord †

    04/22/2011 4:50:21 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 1 replies
    Robert Drobot | 22 April 2011 Anno Dómini | Most Holy Trinity
    † In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord † Statio ad S. Crucem in Jerusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem † Statio ad S. Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran † 2 April 2010 Anno Dómini D uring the late Middle Ages, when pagan Muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray. Medieval Christians sought greater detail about the Passion of the...