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  • New FCC seal gets wires crossed

    05/06/2011 1:56:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/6/2011 | Nick R Brown
    A recent update to the Federal Communications Commission seal has resulted in a somewhat embarrassing problem for an organization staffed with technology experts and engineers. At some point in the last several months a new color pattern of the FCC seal was placed in one of the FCC’s conference rooms, and additional representations of that new seal are currently scattered across the brand new website that launched at the beginning of April and can be found on sites like Wikipedia. It was at the launch of the new FCC website that Dane Ericksen, a senior engineer at Hammett &...
  • Sealed with the Spirit! Indwelling?

    02/19/2011 10:47:11 PM PST · by hawkins · 1 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 2/20/2011 | Travis Main
    Holy Spirit Indwelling Series – Part 4 Sealed with the Spirit! Indwelling?As this series has progressed the indwelling of the Holy Spirit has been presented as representative and not the same as the “gift of the Holy Spirit” or being “filled with the Spirit”. This article will focus on the idea of being sealed with the spirit, what it means, and whether or not it is an indwelling as some suppose. In conjunction with examining the terms “seal” or “sealed”, the terms “earnest” and “anointed” will also be discussed.The terms “seal” or “sealed” in the Old and New Testament are...
  • Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador (Canada)

    01/17/2011 10:50:11 AM PST · by The Comedian · 46 replies ^ | 17/01/2011 11:01:32 AM | CBC News
    People on the north coast of Labrador say scores of dead seals have been washing ashore since early December. A conservation officer with the area's Inuit government estimated late last week that hundreds of adult and young seals have died in the area between Hopedale and Makkovik this winter. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is testing the carcasses, but Nunatsiavut conservation officer Ian Winters said many people in the area believe DFO hasn't acted quickly enough. "I think they should have been up here earlier, if you're asking me. A lot of people said the same thing. So,...
  • Breaking: Former Gov. Ventura Will No Longer Fly Due to Abuse He’s Endured at Hands of TSA

    11/20/2010 1:38:08 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 19, 2010
    Jesse Ventura, announced he will no longer use commercial airlines due to the egregious abuses of the TSA and the government. Ventura said he made the decision to avoid public aircraft after he found himself becoming too comfortable with being routinely searched. He said he was subjected to pat down and search three or four times a week when he traveled for his television show. Ventura had hip surgery and the metal in his body invariably sets off airport metal detectors. Jesse said he will no longer be forced by the TSA to prove he is not a criminal or...
  • Rare Albino Seal Found, Hospitalized In Netherlands

    10/19/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Indyposted ^ | 10/18/2010 | Rudy Stettner
    An extremely rare albino seal has been admitted to the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Lenie ‘t Hart (SRRC ) in Holland for treatment of a very serious lung infection. The SRRC is a Dutch veterinary hospital that treats and releases seals that have fallen ill rather than euthanizing them. The SRRC has reportedly only treated 6 such seals in the last 40 years. The last albino seal that was treated at the SRRC was treated there 10 years ago. The SRRC is a treatment facility for seals and an education center for visitors from around the world. Seals are...
  • Obama Comes Down to Earth, Speaks the Truth

    10/06/2010 7:41:48 AM PDT · by toma29 · 7 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 10/06/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Well, he told the truth anyway. From Real Clear Politics: Obama Loses Presidential Seal: "All Of You Know Who I Am"Yes, we do. And it isn't who you convinced your voters you were. Is this an omen? Check out the video here:
  • OMEN?

    10/06/2010 7:07:03 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 15 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/6/10 | Alaphiah
    We all know how important the presidential seal is to president Barry Hussein Soetoro. He is the only president in the history of the United States of America who made up his own "presidential elect" seal while he was waiting for the oval office to be vacated. WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference. The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped. (see...
  • Obama as Presidential Seal Falls Off Lectern: "That's all right. All of you know who I am"

    10/05/2010 5:59:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | Kristinn
    CBS News' Mark Knoller reports via Twitter that when the presidential seal fell off the lectern while Barack Obama addressed the 2010 Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women Summit tonight, Obama told the audience, "That's all right. All of you know who I am."Obama followed by saying of the staffer responsible for the seal, he is "sweating bullets right now.”Knoller Tweeted that the White House Communications Agency handles the seal and lectern for presidential speeches.
  • Obama Loses Presidential Seal: "All Of You Know Who I Am" (video)

    10/05/2010 6:51:49 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 75 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 5, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference. The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped.
  • Presidential seal falls off podium as Obama speaks

    10/05/2010 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference. The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped. Obama told the audience that somebody in the back was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • SEALs down

    09/22/2010 5:02:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense - News Release ^ | September 22, 2010 | U.S. D.O.D.
    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four sailors who died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in the Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed were: Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, 29, of Owings, Md., assigned to a West Coast-based SEAL Team. Senior Chief Petty Officer David B. McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Ga., assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Adam O. Smith, 26, of Hurland, Mo., assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL Team. Petty Officer 3rd Class (SEAL) Denis C. Miranda, 24, of Toms...
  • Seal that screams like a man!

    09/10/2010 10:11:25 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | unknown | unknown
    Click on link.
  • American SSGNs Prowl The Pacific

    07/14/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 7/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    In the last month, three of the four American SSGNs (former ballistic missile subs each now carrying 154 cruise missiles and SEAL commando teams) appeared in the Pacific and Indian oceans (the Philippines, South Korea and Diego Garcia). Some through this was a message for China, but, in fact, the SSGNs go where the potential trouble is. When questioned, U.S. Navy officials responded that, for the first time, all four SSGNs were operating at sea, in locations distant from their bases. Two years ago, the U.S. Navy completed the conversion of the last of four Ohio class ballistic missile submarines...
  • Medal of Honor recipient shares story in Beach

    05/19/2010 3:13:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 761+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 19, 2010 | Bill Sizemore
    VIRGINIA BEACH By the fall of 1972, the Vietnam War had started to wind down for most U.S. troops. But for Petty Officer Michael Thornton, a 23-year-old Navy SEAL from the hills of South Carolina, it was just starting to heat up. Launched at dusk in a rubber boat by a Vietnamese junk, Thornton was part of a five-man SEAL patrol assigned to gather intelligence near the North Vietnam border. When day broke and they could find no identifiable landmarks, Thornton turned to the patrol leader, Lt. Tom Norris, and said: "I think we're in the wrong place." They had...
  • Third SEAL not guilty!!

    05/06/2010 3:49:04 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 21 replies · 404+ views ^ | 05/06/2010 | Scott Factor
    A U.S. military jury on Thursday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors. Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class, was facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.
  • Prosecution's Star Witness in SEAL Case Discredited

    05/06/2010 1:07:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 1,216+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 6, 2010 | Michelle Oddis
    NORFOLK, Va. -- The prosecution's star witness in the trial of a Navy SEAL charged with abusing a terror suspect was discredited when multiple witnesses testified that Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin DeMartino had a motive for false accusations. DeMartino, the only witness that said he saw the defendant strike the suspect, could face a dishonorable discharge for not performing his duties correctly when he was assigned to guard the terrorist, giving him motivation to lie on the stand, according to the case being built by the defense lawyers. DeMartino’s job as a Master at Arms (MA) was to stay...
  • Military Jury In Va. Gets Case Against Navy SEAL

    05/06/2010 2:35:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies · 415+ views ^ | 05/06/10 | LARRY O'DELL
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) ― A military jury began deliberations Thursday in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist. Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, 24, of Perrysburg, Ohio, is accused of assaulting Ahmed Hashim Abed, who is suspected of plotting the 2004 slayings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah.
  • Second Navy SEAL Innocent!

    04/23/2010 1:15:52 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 20 replies · 532+ views ^ | 04/23/2010 | Scott Factor
    A U.S. military judge on Friday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors.
  • Navy SEAL cleared in Iraq prisoner abuse case

    04/22/2010 3:46:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 95 replies · 2,625+ views
    AP via Pilotonline ^ | 22 April 2010 | AP
    <p>A U.S. military jury has cleared a Navy SEAL in an abuse case involving an Iraqi prisoner accused of masterminding an attack that left four Blackwater security contractors dead.</p> <p>1st Petty Officer Julio Huertas, 28, was the first of three Navy SEALs to go on trial for the alleged assault. He was not accused of abusing the prisoner but of failing to safeguard him and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member.</p>
  • Creation’s Seal

    04/13/2010 4:21:06 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 173+ views
    o7jimmy Youtube ^ | 4/13/2010 | Revski
    Biblical animation and a quote from: 2 Timothy 2 vs. 19
  • Home found for orphaned seal

    04/09/2010 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 25 replies · 620+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8:38 a.m. CT, Fri., April 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    SEWARD, Alaska - A rescue center in Alaska has taken in an orphaned baby seal that was still in the womb when a hunter killed its mother on Easter Sunday. The Alaska SeaLife Center says a subsistence hunter killed the pup's mother in a village on Nelson Island, in the Bering Sea. The hunter then realized there was a live pup inside the seal and successfully delivered it. The hunter's daughter found a hot line for the Seward rescue center and called to report the incident. Guided by center staff, a village teacher helped transport the pup to the local...
  • Ruling could benefit local SEALs in Iraq assault case

    03/27/2010 2:54:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 386+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 27, 2010 | Kate Wiltrout
    NORFOLK Prosecutors handling the courts-martial of two local Navy SEALs charged with not stopping a teammate's alleged assault on an Iraqi detainee faced another setback Friday. Cmdr. Tierney Carlos agreed to exclude a statement made by one of the SEALs to the special agent investigating the allegations in September because the agent didn't advise him of his right to remain silent. As a result, one of two charges against Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe likely will be dropped. The charges against the three SEALs have sparked protests and calls from some in Congress for the cases to be dismissed....
  • Seal meat to be on menu at Canadian Parliament

    03/09/2010 7:46:01 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 495+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 08, 2010
    Canada's parliamentary restaurant will be serving seal meat on Wednesday in a gesture of defiance aimed at a European Union ban on imports of seal products. Canada's Conservative government says it will fight the EU ban, which was imposed last July ... A dish of double-smoked bacon-wrapped seal loin in a port reduction will be on the menu... All political parties will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the international community the solidarity of the Canadian Parliament behind those who earn a living from the seal hunt
  • Canadian Leaders Tuck Into ‘Seal Meal’ to Defy EU Ban Over Annual Slaughter

    03/10/2010 12:13:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 363+ views
    The Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | James Bone
    Canadian lawmakers are to protest against the European Union’s ban on seal imports today — with their stomachs. About 30 senators, MPs and provincial ministers will gather in the parliamentary dining room in Ottawa to feast on seal meat in a rebuke to opponents of the country’s annual seal cull. The menu, prepared by the parliamentary chef, features hors d’oeuvres of sliced seal sausage and a main course of bacon-wrapped seal loin in a port reduction. “It will be the first time for most of them — especially in a very exquisite way, cooking it with port,” Céline Hervieux-Payette, the...
  • New airlock mini-sub for US Navy SEAL 'operations'

    02/12/2010 3:44:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    The "A" Register ^ | 1/11/2010 | The "A" Register
    The US Navy SEALs, America's secretive frogman-commando elite, are to get a new and enlarged pocket submarine which will allow them to travel most of the way to an objective inside in the dry and then exit through an airlock before swimming on for their final approach. Ordinary "wet" SDV mini-sub in action. The SEALs and comparable elite forces such as the British SBS have long used "wet" Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) to approach an objective below the waves, allowing them to move faster and further than an unaided frogman can. With a normal SDV, the frog-trooper isn't inside a...
  • G7 to get real taste of what sealing means to the North

    02/02/2010 5:22:48 PM PST · by fanfan · 3 replies · 181+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 02 | Bill Curry
    ~snip~ The chairs the ministers will use during a private meeting in Nunavut's legislature are upholstered in shiny sealskin. The servers will sport sealskin hairpins. Seal vests and mitts will be given as gifts. And Saturday's evening feast at the local school will be an Inuit “country” supper of meats and fish from the land and sea, some of it served raw. Seal is on the menu. Take that, PETA. ~snip~ The Inuit have so far lost out to the high-profile campaigns of animal rights groups like PETA, who make effective use of celebrity supporters such as Paul McCartney. ~snip~...
  • Seal soon on the menu at Parliamentary Restaurant

    11/17/2009 7:16:09 PM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 2,247+ views
    OTTAWA -- The Parliamentary Restaurant will soon serve seal meat to anyone with a taste for game - and controversy. Hull-Aylmer MP Marcel Proulx confirmed the addition to the menu is just awaiting hunting season, and should arrive in the new year. This is the second time the restaurant has tried to carry seal meat, he said. "In 2008 there had been a request [for seal] from a couple of senators. The problem was they could not find a supplier. "Now the chef, I understand, has found a supplier in the Magdalen Islands. I think, because of the hunting season,...
  • A National Geographic Photographer’s Incredible Arctic Experience

    11/17/2009 3:36:31 AM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Michael Zhang
    Here’s a video that’s going viral on YouTube. National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen traveled to Antarctica to photograph leopard seals in the water. After arriving, they came across one of the largest leopard seals his experienced guide had ever seen. What happened next you’ll have to see to believe: VIDEO LINK For more on this event, you can read this interview with Paul Nicklen, and check out the photographs that resulted in this gallery.
  • Celebrating Our Veterans

    11/14/2009 12:56:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 600+ views ^ | November 14, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    On Dec. 4, 2009, the radical Hollywood left is poised to release its latest tribute to the men and women of the armed services, entitled "Brothers." The film stars Tobey Maguire as a military man serving in Afghanistan. When he is presumed killed in action, his wife, played by Natalie Portman, has an affair with his brother, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Naturally, Maguire shows up at home with a tremendous case of post-traumatic disorder -- which, if we are to judge from the trailer, causes him to fire weapons at random and physically abuse his wife. "Brothers" follows hot on...
  • SEALs wounded in Afghanistan--prayer thread [Update at Post #108]

    11/01/2009 4:49:02 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 158 replies · 4,117+ views
    Nov. 1, 2009 | Travis McGee
    Yesterday, a squad of Navy SEALs engaged in combat operations in Afghanstan had several men badly wounded by RPG explosions. Freeper "Wardaddy" is related to one of them. Navy SEAL Bryan Stuart is Wardaddy's close cousin's son. He has been medevaced to Germany for surgery. Other details are sketchy as of yet.
  • Female Navy SEALs? Only In Hollywood!

    10/02/2009 8:49:14 PM PDT · by Saije · 48 replies · 3,312+ views
    US Navy Seals Blog ^ | 10/2/2009 | USNavySeals
    To day this day it stands true that there are no women in the Navy SEALs. This has been debated by many “equal rights” groups who claim that this is a sexist law. However, there has never been a woman who could pass the strenuous physical aspects of Navy SEAL training. In fact, there has never been a woman who has qualified to even be considered to enter BUD/S Training. Though this is true of the United States Navy, it’s not true where film is concerned. Specifically for the 1997 Ridley Scott film G.I. Jane, wherein, Demi Moore plays a...
  • Reminder to Tyrants: Great Seal of Virginia

    09/03/2009 11:18:36 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies · 872+ views
    Netstate ^ | Long ago | General Information
    Sic Semper TyrannisRoman mythology defines the unique Great Seal of Virginia. The obverse of the seal features the Roman goddess Virtus standing over a defeated opponent. Virtus is dressed in Amazonian garb, and holds a spear and a sheathed sword. She represents the virtues of heroism, righteousness, freedom, and valor. She stands in a classical victor's pose over a fallen tyrannical foe, whose crown lies on the ground. The state's motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" ("Thus Always to Tyrants") appears at the lower edge. The seal was approved at Virginia's 1776 Constitutional Convention, and the principal designer is said to have...
  • Ex-Navy Seal building a fitness empire

    08/28/2009 3:11:25 PM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 781+ views
    SFGATE ^ | August 28, 2009 | Janny Hu
    Randy Hetrick had a problem. As a special ops squadron commander deploying on ships, submarines and safe houses, he needed a way to keep his team in world-class shape without having access to world-class gyms. So during a deployment in Southeast Asia, Hetrick grabbed some parachute webbing and began stitching away. He anchored the straps, and, using his body weight for resistance, started doing presses. And flys. And curls. The prototype for his TRX Suspension Trainer was born, and since hitting the market in 2005, the portable straps have recorded more than $20 million in sales. "This thing has become...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • Canadian Chefs Serve Seal, With a Side of Controversy

    07/02/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,009+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/30/2009 | Micheline Maynard
    ONE evening last week, almost every seat was occupied at Au Cinquième Péché, a bistro in the bustling neighborhood called the Plateau. And almost every table was sampling an appetizer plate that included a specialty of the restaurant’s French-born chef, Benoît Lenglet: a seared, rare loin, dark red in color, with a texture and taste akin to beef tenderloin. But the meat was not beef. It was seal. Across town, at Les Îles en Ville, Andrée Garcia, an owner and chef, has elevated seal from an occasional specialty to a regular feature. The most frequent preparation there, Ms. Garcia said,...
  • CONTROVERSY: Jean chows down on cooked seal Governor general's meal rankles bleeding hearts

    05/27/2009 5:02:23 PM PDT · by maccaca · 27 replies · 942+ views
    Images of Canada's governor general chowing down on a chunk of raw seal flesh have unleashed outrage from animal welfare groups but praise from supporters of the seal hunt. Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean grossed out many Canadians when she popped a piece of bloody seal heart into her mouth during an official visit to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, on Monday. "I'm extremely embarrassed to be associated with a governor general of my country eating raw seal meat in that manner. It's barbaric," said Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. "I wonder what the Queen would think about that."...
  • San Diego to blast seals from beach with dog noise

    05/24/2009 2:18:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    SAN DIEGO — Officials in San Diego who want to prevent seals from taking over a popular beach are hoping that a dog's bark is worse than its bite. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday that the city will seek court approval next week for a plan to use recordings of barking dogs at Children's Pool beach in La Jolla . The city hopes the recordings will disperse about 200 seals. The plan will cost nearly $700,000 a year. Marine experts say the seals likely will adjust to the noise, but city officials say their backup plan is to add...
  • Navy Seal Pirate Shooting Update: Gertz Says His Pentagon Sources Didn't Lie

    05/06/2009 11:24:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 2,316+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-09 | Alec Rawls
    Background Joe Miller at Annenberg FactCheck says he was told by the Pentagon that the USS Bainbridge arrived at the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama on Friday February 10th and that authorization to send in the first SEAL team came at 8:00PM that night, rebutting a purported word-of-sailor report of a 36 hour delay. But news reports on the 9th said that the Bainbridge actually arrived before dawn local time on THURSDAY. Since 8:00 P.M. Friday was 4:00AM Saturday in Somalia, that would make the actual delay, local time to local time, about 48 hours. Bill Gertz at the Washington...
  • 'Missing link' fossil seal walked

    04/22/2009 2:09:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,231+ views
    bbc ^ | 22 April 2009 | Richard Black
    It may look like a cross between a seal and an otter; but an Arctic fossil could, scientists say, hold the secret of seal evolution in its feet. A skeleton unearthed in northern Canada shows a creature with feet that were probably webbed, but were not flippers. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists suggest the 23 million-year-old proto-seal would have walked on land and swum in fresh water. It is the oldest seal ancestor found so far and has been named Pujilla darwini.
  • Analysis: Obama beats first national security test

    04/13/2009 11:55:31 AM PDT · by milwguy · 59 replies · 1,896+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/13/2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    The U.S. economy is showing only glimmers of life and two costly wars remain in the balance, but President Barack Obama's "no drama" handling of the Indian Ocean hostage crisis proved a big win for his administration in one of its first critical national security tests. Obama's two quiet backstage decisions to authorize the Defense Department to take necessary action if Capt. Richard Phillips' life was in imminent danger gave a Navy commander the go-ahead to order snipers to fire on the pirates holding the cargo ship captain at gunpoint
  • Navy SEAL (Marcus Luttrell)loses best friend

    04/09/2009 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 68 replies · 9,113+ views
    Retired Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell, winner of the Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan, says he doesn't sleep well at night. So when the trained Navy Seal heard a gunshot go off near his ranch in Walker county Texas at 1:30 in the morning, he immediately sprang into action. After first checking in on his mother, Luttrell made his way out to the tree line of his property. There he saw the headlights of a car with a handful of young men loudly joking, standing outside of it. "I could see my dog lying in the ditch," Luttrell said
  • They’re naked, they’re Spanish, they’re lunatics

    03/16/2009 7:16:30 PM PDT · by slomark · 14 replies · 1,252+ views
    excerpt: They had a lunatic convention in Madrid yesterday. They weren’t certifiable lunatics, of course, but they might as well have been. No matter what their mental state, it certainly made the media sit up and take notice. One hundred or so senors y senoritas threw off their clothes and threw themselves on the ground in the Spanish capital to protest Canada’s annual seal hunt. We’re pretty sure there’s some sort of symbolism involved here, but we haven’t quite zeroed in on what it is. The lunatics smeared themselves with....
  • Medal of Honor - Michael Monsoor

    03/12/2009 3:39:22 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 6 replies · 646+ views
    Snopes ^ | Last updated July 16, 2008
    On 29 September 2006, 25-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor (MA2, not EOD2 as stated above) was killed during operations in enemy-held territory at Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save the lives of his fellow SEALs. As described in the final two paragraphs of a Summary of Action (SOA) regarding the circumstances of his death:
  • My newest FaceBook friend: Penelope Seal

    03/11/2009 11:30:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 2,124+ views
    Now that FaceBook has become the popularity litmus test de rigueur, the more friends the merrier. So what's to stop you from adding an elephant seal to your growing list of cohorts? We can always use more friends, especially when they help teach us things about ourselves and the world around us. And according to NPR's All Things Considered, this was Nicole Teutschel's impetus for creating a FaceBook page for Penelope Seal.
  • "O" No! Obama Rolls Out Another Logo! - Video Report 3/6/09

    03/07/2009 7:52:49 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies · 1,411+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Oh, No! Another Obama logo! This time it's a special logo for his Stimulus Plan, which he likes to call the "Recovery and Reinvestment Act." This report shows the new logo and also reviews some of the other logos/seals Obama has been enamored with in the past year. NOTE: Obama's fetish for logos that revolve around the "O" in his name is beginning to be rather obvious. Does anyone get the feeling Obama is really full of himself? . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Wounded U.S. Navy Seal Uses Appropriate Commo...

    11/29/2008 11:33:33 AM PST · by Jeff Gordon · 23 replies · 2,489+ views
  • Clay seal connects to Bible-Archaeological find in Jerusalem bears name in Scripture

    10/01/2008 4:52:13 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 868+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 01 Oct 2008 | Jay Bushinksy
    It is the most remarkable find since excavations in the heart of this 3,000-year-old capital of ancient Israel began 140 years ago: a tiny clay seal impression also known as a bulla or stamp, discovered near the ruins of what has been identified as King David's palace and bearing the name of an influential courtier mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. "It is not very often that archaeologists have surprises that bring them so close to the reality of the biblical text," said Eilat Mazar, whose pinpoint dig in a relatively small site this summer led her to a clay bulla...
  • "No Greater Love" (The Story of Michael Monsoor, Navy SEAL, on the 2nd Anniversary of His Death)

    09/29/2008 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 780+ views
    American TFP ^ | 5/22/2008 | Norman Fulkerson
    On September 29, 2006, Ramadi, Iraq was considered the most dangerous city on planet earth for American servicemen. Michael Monsoor was there in the midst of it all. He was a member of the elite branch of the Navy called SEALS, which stands for SEa, Air and Land. On that day, he was on a rooftop over-watch in the most contested part of the city called the Ma’laab district. Positioned near the only exit, with an MK 48 machine gun in hand, he was providing security for two SEAL snipers who lay in prone positions on either side of him....
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    09/26/2008 2:16:10 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 4,854 replies · 214,363+ views
    Me | 9/26/08 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Mods, if one already exists (I couldn't find one), please delete this one..many thanks in advance.. First things first..what are the drinkin words? xxx = take a sip xxxx = take a gulp xxxxx = bottoms up