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  • Coalition, Iraqi forces set stage for safe, secure election

    12/07/2005 3:30:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 302+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2005
    BAGHDAD, (Army News Service, Dec. 6, 2005) – Coalition and Iraqi security forces continued to disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist and foreign-fighter activities during more than 450 company-level combined operations throughout the country Nov. 26 through Dec 2. “Fifty percent of the combat operations conducted this past week throughout the Iraqi theatre of operation were combined Coalition and Iraqi security force operations, while another 21 percent were independent Iraqi security force operations,” said Maj. Brandon Robbins, operations officer, Multi-National Corps, Iraq. “The ability of the Iraqi Army forces to conduct these combined and independent operations is significant.” Coalition and...
  • Engineers keep roads safe for all

    11/17/2005 9:54:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Nov. 17, 2005) -- Every day convoys and civilian traffic travel the roads of Iraq which spread like veins throughout the country. The roads have seen the wear and tear of constant driving, improvised explosive device attacks and weather-related deterioration. The answer to the problem is the multi-talented Marines of Engineer Support Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward). Their engineering and tactical skill is what makes them the ultimate wartime road construction crew. The company frequently ventures to make these repairs that are beneficial to both the Iraqi populace and coalition forces. These...
  • L.A. native mans posts to keep Marines safe

    11/10/2005 9:13:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    BARWANA, Iraq (Nov. 10, 2005) -- Being an infantryman and standing security posts go hand in hand when in Iraq. While some are in security positions and others are regulating traffic, these posts are an important part of keeping Marines safe here. Standing many hours on these posts keeping his fellow Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, safe is Los Angeles native, Lance Cpl. Steve Nuno. The automatic rifleman spends hours everyday manning the entry control point and other security position at the base here. His job while spending time on these mostly uneventful posts is to...
  • A day in the life of Joe Middle Class Republican

    11/09/2005 4:51:21 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 51 replies · 1,249+ views
    TvNewsLies ^ | July 2004 | John Gray
    Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised. All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe’s...
  • Idaho Falls native keeps convoys safe in Iraq

    10/26/2005 4:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 319+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HADITHA DAM, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2005) -- Traveling on the roads in Iraq can be dangerous as insurgents continue placing roadside bombs and targeting Marines and civilians. On the road everyday, helping keep many of the convoys for 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment safe, is Idaho Falls, Idaho, native Cpl. Christopher L. Carney. The convoy security element commander with the battalion’s motor transport section is seen on nearly every convoy above the first vehicle in the gunner’s seat. Being the first vehicle in the convoy helps him see what lies ahead of the convoy and be the first line of...
  • Terrorist Safe House Destroyed; Police Station Attack Thwarted

    10/21/2005 6:06:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 389+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2005 – Coalition forces detained five terrorists and seized a large weapons cache today when they raided a suspected al Qaeda safe house northwest of Qaim, Iraq, military officials reported. The cache consisted of weapons, ammunition, mortars and bomb-making materials, officials said. Intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led coalition forces to the location. Coalition aircraft, using precision guided munitions, destroyed the safe house and weapons cache after coalition forces left the scene. Elsewhere in Iraq, Iraqi police and coalition forces stopped short a coordinated attack on the Khalis Iraqi police station Oct. 20, in Diyala....
  • Winged Man Must Fly From Pasargadae To Safe Haven

    10/17/2005 4:52:39 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 450+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 10-17-2005
    Winged Man must fly from Pasargadae to safe haven Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- Experts have recently said that the Winged Man of Pasargadae stone bas-relief should be transferred to a museum in order to prevent it from being damaged by the elements, the director of the Pasargadae Research Base announced on Sunday. “Our experts have made efforts to restore and protect the unique bas-relief over the years, and if you compare it with the photos taken of the monument in 1963, you will acknowledge that the monument is in better condition. But we have to transfer it to...
  • Iraqi, American Troops Work Together to Ensure Safe Election

    10/14/2005 6:08:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 218+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – American and Iraqi troops in Taji, Iraq, are working together to ensure a safe environment for Iraqis to vote in the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum. About 3,500 American soldiers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and 2,100 Iraqi soldiers with 1st Mechanized Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, are working to keep insurgents from interfering with the scheduled nationwide election, the two units' commanders said in Taji today. Security measures being put into place include stopping all vehicle traffic during polling hours to prevent car bombings, increasing military missions in the area, and freeing Iraqi army...
  • Paratroopers detain Taliban leaders, destroy enemy safe houses

    10/13/2005 4:17:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 816+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Spc. Mike Pryor
    MIANASHIN, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Oct. 12, 2005)--Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, along with Afghan National Army troops, were conducting an operation in the Mianashin region north of Kandahar in early October when an airdrop of supplies fell short of its mark. Water bottles and boxes of food were strewn for hundreds of yards across the mountain and paratroopers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment spent the afternoon carrying boxes down from the ridgeline, but there were still several large loads that needed to be transported. With daylight rapidly disappearing, A Company seemed to have run...
  • Iraqis Will Have Safe Environment for Referendum, General Says

    10/06/2005 4:44:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2005 – Coalition and Iraqi security forces are committed to providing a secure environment for Iraqis to participate in the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, and they have the abilities to do so, a military spokesman in Baghdad said today. In a news briefing, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said officials predict significant acts of violence between now and the referendum, but that coalition and Iraqi forces are prepared to combat them. "We are poised and ready for a safe and secure environment for the people of Iraq for the conduct of...
  • Afghans, Coalition Provide Safe Environment for Voters

    09/19/2005 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2005 – For the third straight day, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and coalition forces stymied enemy efforts to disrupt elections, as Afghan voters filled the more than 6,100 polling stations in every province today, military officials in the Afghan capital of Kabul reported. Afghan National Police, ANA and coalition forces detained three suspected enemy fighters in Wardak and Ghanzi provinces; discovered and destroyed at least six improvised explosive devices in Khost, Kunar and Paktika provinces; fought off direct enemy attacks in Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika provinces; and discovered a weapons cache near the forward operating...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Keeping Sadr Streets Safe

    08/24/2005 10:08:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 630+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 24, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Keeping Sadr Streets Safe Travelling through the streets and alleys of Sadr City, U.S. troops search for signs of terrorist groups, and get acquainted with the neighborhoods. By U.S. Army Spc. Ben Brody 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs SADR CITY, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2005 - U.S. and Iraqi Army soldiers now patrol Sadr City, and the result is safer streets in what was once a hotly-contested area. After a change in their area of operations, troops from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division got to know their new...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers keep Sadr streets safe

    08/12/2005 6:00:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 12, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    SADR CITY, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2005) – Patrols by U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers have resulted in safer streets for the citizens of Sadr City. The once hotly-contested area is now patrolled by troops from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. On July 28 the Soldiers performed a neighborhood patrol designed to allow the Soldiers to become acquainted with their new neighborhood. “It’s a lot of work, getting to know a new sector – we gather intel on terrorist operations, assess how receptive the locals are to our presence and...
  • With Russian (Sub) Crew Safe, The Hunt Begins For A Scapegoat

    08/08/2005 5:36:57 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 686+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-9-2005 | Nick Allen
    With Russian crew safe, the hunt begins for a scapegoat By Nick Allen in Moscow (Filed: 09/08/2005) The crew of the Russian mini-submarine rescued by a British team in the Pacific had six hours of oxygen left and were down to four gulps of water a day. They wrote farewell letters to their families as they waited in the cold, 625 feet beneath the waves, for someone to come to their aid, it emerged yesterday. The crew of the AS-28 Priz mini-submarine yesterday The seven sailors of the AS-28 vessel, who were cut free from fishing nets by a British...
  • Canada-U.S. immigration pact a 'silent killer,' refugee group says

    08/05/2005 2:31:10 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Friday, August 5, 2005 | By JIM BRONSKILL
    OTTAWA -- A sharp drop in the number of refugee claimants arriving in Canada this year is the result of a new pact with the United States that's turning out to be a "silent killer," a national refugee group says. The Canadian Council for Refugees issued a report yesterday urging the federal government to tear up the so-called safe third country agreement, saying it is having "a devastating effect on the ability of refugees to find protection." The Immigration Department insists that the agreement has been a success and that Canada's commitment to protecting refugees has not wavered. Under the...
  • Nonviolence event hit by deadly gunfire

    06/28/2005 3:36:33 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 31 replies · 791+ views
    sun herald ^ | 6-27-05 | AP
    SHREVEPORT, La. - It was billed as "Super Safe Sunday," a concert to promote nonviolence, but as people were leaving, gunfire erupted, killing one and wounding four others. The shootings happened around 9:40 p.m. near the entrance to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, where the rap concert, which drew an estimated 5,000 people, took place. The event was closing when someone in a group of people walking away from the fairgrounds threw a bottle at a passing car. Witnesses told police that three of four occupants of the car got guns from the trunk and began shooting, sending people diving and...
  • CA: Parts of Tejon Ranch safe from development

    05/24/2005 9:38:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 647+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/24/05 | Bob Christie
    Tejon Ranch and its conservation partner, The Trust for Public Land, have figured out which 100,000 acres of the ranch's 270,000 acres will be carved out into a preserve. If the deal goes through, some of Tejon's majestic peaks and canyons in the Tehachapi Mountains could forever be saved from development. A step is being taken in that direction today, though an actual deal is much further away. The majority of the land is in the southeastern portion of the Tehachapis. There's also a swath next to Interstate 5 intended to connect the future preserve with the Wind Wolves Preserve...
  • The nuclear Option

    05/12/2005 8:18:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2005 | Gary Becker
    Ever since the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979, effectively no new nuclear plants have been licensed by the U.S. However, it is now recognized that the safety measures at this plant worked, so that only a very small amount of radiation was released into the atmosphere, and this had no apparent harmful effects on health. The excellent safety record at American nuclear plants, growing imports of oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels at high prices, and increased concern over the pollution and global warming caused by fossil fuels, has made the case for reducing regulatory obstacles to...
  • CA: Federal inspectors find Bay Bridge welds safe

    05/04/2005 6:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/4/05 | AP - Oakland
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Welds on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are not faulty as had been alleged by former welders who claimed the work was dangerously unsafe, the Federal Highway Administration said Wednesday. Private inspectors hired by the Federal Highway Administration have been cutting out sections of steel foundation work in the Bay Bridge to test for the allegedly faulty welding. The agency reported Wednesday it found no evidence of shoddy, unsafe welds. The FBI, the Federal Highway Administration and state attorney general's office began several weeks ago investigating allegations by former project welders that they...
  • How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check information

    03/29/2005 5:19:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 2,622+ views ^ | 3 28 05 | DAVID EGGERT
    March 28, 2005 How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check informationBy DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press Writer State Sen. Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt, shown during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting March 15 in Lansing, is sponsoring a bill that would require an Internet dating service to disclose prominently on the Web site whether it had conducted criminal background checks on users. AP File Photo Online dating safetySome tips when meeting people through Internet dating: Start slowly. Communicate by e-mail at first, looking for signs of the other user's behavior. Trust your instincts. Guard your anonymity. Sites often allow...