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  • C-130 Rick Perry: He flew the world before politics

    06/27/2011 6:53:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    Reporter News- Abilene ^ | April 23, 2011 | Sarah Kleiner Varble
    Rank: Retired as a captain Hometown: Haskell Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977 Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977 His story: Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force. He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as "trash haulers" by Perry and his cohorts. "It was one of the great adventures of my...
  • Day in the life of a public service worker(video)

    06/16/2011 12:12:34 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    youtube ^ | illinoislibertarian
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEwEZJXYcLg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL A video by a friend of mine. Warning: contains language.;
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Special dogs track allergens to keep kids safe

    06/09/2011 5:53:10 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 14 replies
    AP ^ | June 09, 2011 | STEPHANIE REITZ
    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Boo and Riley are more than affectionate, protective family pets. To their owners, the specially trained dogs are a furry layer of security to sniff out peanut products and other life-threatening allergens. ... "Our goal is for the dog to be with her everywhere she goes," Gianna's mother said. "I don't expect people to change their world for us, but I do expect them to allow us to protect our child in the way we need to."
  • Stocks skid on worries about economy

    06/01/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 6/1/2011 | CNNMoney staff
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A stock sell-off gained momentum Wednesday after a report showed a sharp drop in U.S. manufacturing activity and exacerbated growing fears of a slowing economic recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) fell 136 points, or 1.1%, with all but one of the blue chip index's 30 components lagging. Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), Caterpillar (CAT, Fortune 500) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) were the worst performing stocks on the blue-chip index. The S&P 500 (SPX) shed 14 points, or 1%, and the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) slid 23 points, or 0.8%. Stocks were under...
  • Secret Service says agents ‘monitor’ Fox News frequently

    05/19/2011 9:27:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/11 | Alex Pappas
    A spokesman for the Secret Service said it’s not out of the ordinary for agents to “monitor” Fox News — or any other news organization. An employee of the Secret Service on Wednesday accidentally Tweeted on the agency’s Twitter account a complaint about having to “monitor Fox for a story” and not being able to deal with the network’s “blathering.” The Tweet was promptly removed and the Secret Service offered an apology, blaming it on someone who thought he or she was posting to a personal account. But why was the law enforcement agency that provides protection to the president...
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE, GARMIN GPS

    05/17/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies · 1+ views
    self | May 17, 2011 | swampsniper
    On the 6th of this month I sent my 7 or 8 year old GPS72 to the Garmin service center in Kansas. It had been a reliable tool but was showing signs of failure and died on a recent trip to Fort Benning, Georgia.I got it back today, looks and works like new again and it only cost me about 70 bucks including UPS to Garmin.I know I could have bought a new one but I like the old beast just fine.
  • Wilkerson Remembered as Dear Friend, Giving Servant

    05/15/2011 10:52:04 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies
    "Thousands gathered to remember their pastor, spiritual father, counselor and friend, Rev. David Wilkerson, during a memorial service at his Times Square Church in New York City, Saturday. The May 14 service marked a candid event for all to remember the man who had impacted so many lives. Pastor Carter Conlon, leader of Times Square Church, described Wilkerson as a "dear friend" who loved doing the work of God." For those who may have missed watching the memorial service live-streamed yesterday, here is a link to video of it at Times Square Church site: http://www.tscnyc.org/david-wilkerson-memorial-service.php
  • Obama Golf & Church Service Ratio

    04/26/2011 5:29:28 PM PDT · by Sunshine54 · 21 replies
    Vanity
    Just curious, but does anyone know what the ratio of Obama's attendance to Church is to the number of golf games he's played since becoming President?
  • O'Reilly Investigates Obama's College and Selective Service Records tonight!

    04/12/2011 1:21:07 AM PDT · by jdirt · 69 replies
    Just heard a promo on Fox that O'reilly will investigate whether Obama deep sixed his college and selective service records. The show airs tonight, April 12th. Well whada ya know....
  • Global Economy? 23 Facts showing Std. of Living Of our Middle Class pushing to 3rd World Levels

    03/03/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Global Economy? 23 Facts Which Prove That Globalism Is Pushing The Standard Of Living Of The Middle Class Down To Third World Levels From now on, whenever you hear the term "the global economy" you should immediately equate it with the destruction of the U.S. middle class. Over the past several decades, the American economy has been slowly but surely merged into the emerging one world economic system. Unfortunately for the middle class, much of the rest of the world does not have the same minimum wage laws and worker protections that we do. Therefore, the massive global corporations that...
  • Who are the Clergy among us?

    02/22/2011 6:28:38 PM PST · by padre35 · 20 replies
    Contemplation | Padre unknown
    I think one of the least utilized assets in all of America is the Clergy, how can you have a pool of College Educated, or Scripturally Wise men and granted, some Women, and shuttle them off to the side as if the knowledge accumulated is akin to those whom are expert at variations of color of sea snails? I also do believe in the concept of "whomsoever" as in a Sheepskin does not a wise man make, in that sense Christians who have served in Congregations worthily should also be included. A roll call perhaps? To the topic, even Lay...
  • JPMorgan Apologizes to Veterans for Overcharges

    02/15/2011 6:05:05 PM PST · by FromLori · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/15/2011 | Staff
    JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday announced new programs geared toward military customers and veterans, and apologized for overcharging thousands of active-duty service members on mortgages and improperly foreclosing on more than a dozen. The steps include a program making certain military personnel eligible for reduced-rate mortgages; enhancing a mortgage modification program for personnel who are having trouble making payments; and a pledge not to foreclose on any active personnel while they're deployed. JPMorgan Chase [JPM Loading... () ] Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said those programs and other initiatives "are a start, but in no way a finish" to the bank's...
  • Inside the Secret Service

    02/11/2011 7:22:23 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2011 | Marc Ambinder
    The Presidential Protective Detail is the holiest of holies. Everything stops for the presidential motorcade . . . The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was not so understanding. His motorcade was arriving at the Sheraton Hotel while a “POTUS Freeze” was in place. The Secret Service agent in charge of Erdogan’s detail asked him to wait until Obama’s motorcade had departed, but the Turkish prime minister did not heed the advice. He opened the door to his car, and armed Turkish agents began exiting the other vehicles in the motorcade. “Don’t do that!” the American detail leader shouted....
  • Obama Aide Defends Treating General as Waiter

    02/06/2011 10:59:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    What observers took to be a gaffe was vigorously defended by Obama adviser Valerie Jarret. At a dinner hosted by the Alfalfa Club, Jarret asked a passing uniformed general to “bring me another glass of wine.” “They’re called ‘service men’ for Pete’s sake,” Jarret argued. “I’m a high-ranking advisor to their Commander-in-Chief. If I ask for something I should be served. It’s not like I’m asking them to take a bullet for me, although I believe it would be their duty to honor such a request.” read more... http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/senator-urges-president-to-ignore-court-ruling/
  • U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post offices

    01/24/2011 8:16:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post officesBy Dow Jones Newswires-Wall Street Journal Posted today at 7:13 a.m. With red ink showing no sign of stopping, the U.S. Postal Service is hoping to ramp up a cost-cutting program that is already eliciting yelps of pain around the country. Beginning in March, the agency will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 post offices, on top of the 491 it said it would close starting at the end of last year. In addition, it is reviewing another 16,000 — half of the nation’s existing post offices — that are...
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down

    01/19/2011 6:46:08 AM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/19/2011 | Travis Main
    Everyone’s concept of the perfect day is different. My perfect day would likely involve a whole lot of fish, hiking, sports, good food, a campfire, and board games. The surroundings would be a few select friends, the ocean, and the mountains. It would be warm enough not to need a sweater, but cool enough to be completely comfortable! That is the kind of day which should not end. Let the sun just sit on the horizon and never go down. The truth of the matter is the sun does go down each day. It will continue doing so until God...
  • Wireless carriers openly considering charging per service (update audio)

    12/19/2010 9:27:16 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 39 replies
    engadget.com ^ | December 19, 2010 | Nilay Patel
    That slide above is no joke -- it comes from a marketing webinar put on by two companies that count Verizon, AT&T and Vodafone as clients, and it describes a system that identifies customer internet activity and charges a different rate for using Facebook than watching YouTube, while allowing access to Vodafone services for free. Yes, that's basically the nightmare scenario for net neutrality advocates. The two companies behind the slide are Allot Communications and Openet, which sell subscriber-management tools to carriers around the world -- tools that Allot's director of marketing says can scan even encrypted packets to determine...
  • An Archdiocese Spanning the Globe

    12/14/2010 5:35:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 10th, 2010 | George Weigel
    An Archdiocese Spanning the Globe December 10th, 2010 by George WeigelAsked to name the most populous American dioceses, alert Catholics would likely name Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. I rather doubt that most of us would rank Brooklyn (the country’s only completely urban diocese) as high on the league table as it in fact is, and I’m willing to wager that not 1 in 20 Catholics would put Rockville Centre (New York) and Orange (California) in the top 10. Then there is the real sleeper, which is the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA—a global jurisdiction whose congregants include...
  • Postal Service Reduced to Delivering it's Own Junk Mail

    11/19/2010 9:22:26 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 17 replies
    1raider1
    Just got my mail and it was junk mail from the Postal Service advertising for their flat rate mailers. It's so sad to see the once great U. S. Post Office reduced to this.
  • Virginia Congressman says military service isn't "public service"

    10/22/2010 8:29:55 AM PDT · by SpeakToPower · 18 replies
    OhNoYouDidntSayThat.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | Scott Tate
    Cong. Jim Moran of Virginia says that his opponent has no "public service", but opponent (Col. Patrick Murray - US Army-Ret.) served in military for 24 years!
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

    09/27/2010 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    SVDPUSA.org ^ | 2009 | SVDPUSA.org
    In 2009, 146,365 members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul served 14,582,339 people. They gave 7,659,373 hours of service to their friends, the Poor.Members made 644,000 home visits, plus more than 910,000 visits to prisons, hospitals, elderly, and to others in need.The Society obtained jobs for more than 8,000 people, gave travelers aid to 83,000, and provided referrals for 382,000 people.Expenditures in service to the Poor totaled $329,447,590. In kind value of food, clothing and furniture totaled an estimated $80 million. The total value of Vincentian services across the USA is more than half a billion dollars....
  • Wellesley schools chief apologizes for students' role in Muslim prayer service

    09/16/2010 5:22:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 32 replies
    Boston.com ^ | September 16, 2010 | Erica Noonan
    <p>WELLESLEY — Wellesley’s school superintendent apologized today for allowing middle school students to participate in a prayer service during a field trip to a Roxbury mosque last spring. The apology to parents came after a group critical of the Islamic Society of Boston Community Center — New England’s largest mosque and Muslim cultural center — released a 10-minute long video featuring footage of Wellesley students bowing their heads during a prayer service.</p>
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Why Systems Crumple?

    08/28/2010 10:58:42 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Why Systems Crumple? by Ari Bussel We were going out to dinner in Tel Aviv, where there are thousands of restaurants catering to every taste and pocketbook. Living the moment has its benefits – midweek, eleven o’clock at night and all the restaurants are full. But the story is not about the economic success of Israel, nor is it about the culinary experience that was quite enticing. Rather, it is about the failure of attention to details, and people who simply do not care and do not take pride in their work and their word. Israel has excelled in promises,...
  • No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps in (Anyone seen Hussein's mistress lately?)

    08/08/2010 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies · 2+ views
    MB ^ | 8/05/10
    No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps inAugust 5, 2010, 1:29pm WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Wednesday his security staff put the kibosh on a birthday cake that was to be offered by union leaders for his 49th birthday. Obama, who spoke at an AFL-CIO labor federation meeting in Washington, said that "it's good to spend my birthday with some good friends," but that "the Secret Service nixed the cake." AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had offered the US head of state birthday wishes and said the powerful labor group wanted to provide a cake for...
  • In the President's Secret Service

    08/06/2010 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 8-6-10 | Ronald Kessler
    Heard an interview author gave about the SS views on past presidents..Most liked Ronaldo Magnus, because he treated them with respect.worst--the Peanut Man because he treated them like hired help, the red-headed step-child.One example was that Jimma would appear to be carrying his own luggage but it was empty, only did it for publicity. When the camera's were off, he made them carry the real heavy ones.
  • National Service And Slavery

    08/02/2010 8:54:11 AM PDT · by curth · 19 replies · 8+ views
    The Bulletin (Philadelphia) ^ | 7/31/2010 | Bradley Harrington
    “Those who want slavery should have the grace to name it by its proper name. They must face the full meaning of that which they are advocating or condoning; the full, exact, specific meaning of collectivism, of its logical implications, of the principles upon which it is based, and of the ultimate consequences to which these principles will lead.” - Ayn Rand, “Anthem” As of last week, Charles Rangel, D-New York, has introduced a bill, H.R. 5741, the “Universal National Service Act,” into Congress - and the provisions and implications of this bill are drastic and far-reaching indeed: “To require...
  • H.R.5741 -- Universal National Service Act (Introduced in House - IH) (Rangel)

    07/26/2010 11:46:29 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Thomas.gov ^ | 7/15/2010 | Charles Rangel (Sponsor)
      The Library of Congress > THOMAS Home > Bills, Resolutions > Search Results Bill Text111th Congress (2009-2010)H.R.5741.IH THIS SEARCH THIS DOCUMENT GO TO Next Hit Forward New Bills Search Prev Hit Back HomePage Hit List Best Sections Help Contents Display {title: 'THOMAS - Bill Text - H.R.5741', link: 'http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.5741.IH:' } Bill PDF XML[Help] Printer Friendly[Help] Congressional Record References Bill Summary & Status H.R.5741 -- Universal National Service Act (Introduced in House - IH) HR 5741 IH 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5741To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Believing in a Just Cause

    05/31/2010 10:52:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-10 | Wordsmith
    “this is what success looks like: an Iraq that provides no safe-haven to terrorists; a democratic Iraq that is sovereign, stable, and self-reliant.”-President Obama, graduation address at West Point A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier keeps his finger with indelible ink near the trigger of his weapon after voting during a regional parliament election at a polling station in Baghdad July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen Thomas Daly, author of Rage Company: A Marine's Baptism by Fire, writes in the Washington Post: Seven minutes into our first patrol in Ramadi, the point man was shot in the throat. The wounded Marine apologized to...
  • Commentary: Airman Touched by Memorial Service in Iraq

    05/31/2010 8:16:50 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 467+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Darrell Habisch, USAF
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, May 31, 2010 – This Memorial Day in Iraq, I have shed many tears for a soldier I never met. I was asked to videotape a memorial service for an Army major killed in action May 24 when an improvised explosive device pierced his mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle near Numaniyah in southern Iraq. The memorial service took place May 27 at Memorial Hall here. Seats were set for 560 people, and it was already half full as soldiers waited for the 10:15 a.m. start time. It was very quiet with hardly a whisper or sound of...
  • Honoring The Fallen

    05/31/2010 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 83+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/31/2010 | David G. Bancroft
    I cannot help but think of those, Whose anxious wait ended with a knock, The wrenching ache felt deep down to the toes, Knowing there was no more ticking for this clock. Their brave loved ones served for our country’s sake Be it yesterday, today, and time yet known, Giving it birth and to protect … not take. Their ultimate sacrifice shown. The blinding tears of TAPS being played. The overwhelming sadness of the colors given. The proud thought of the difference made. The final salute to the fallen . . . now in heaven. And while there is a...
  • Huntington's east end fire station to reopen

    05/21/2010 4:18:48 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/21/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Back in November, Huntington's Mayor Updike layed off six firefighters and closed the east end fire station because of a budget shortfall. Now these life savers will be back on the job due to the receiving a "Safer Grant" totaling over $800,000....
  • NY Times: Colleague Says Blumenthal Claims Grew in Time

    05/19/2010 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 836+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: May 18, 2010 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Christopher Shays of Connecticut found it puzzling: over time, his friend Attorney General Richard Blumenthal kept revising how he talked about his military service during the Vietnam War. Mr. Shays, a conscientious objector who avoided the Vietnam War, has his own theory about Mr. Blumenthal’s evolving descriptions of his service: “I think that it was a way that he quickly bonded with people I am sure he admired and respected.” When Paul Kingman, a Navy veteran who lost feeling in his feet after chemotherapy, called Mr. Blumenthal’s office in 2007, he was trying to get a hearing for disability payments...
  • Blumenthal defends service record

    05/19/2010 4:25:33 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 43 replies · 819+ views
    The New London Day ^ | Updated 05/19/2010 06:45 AM | By Ted Mann
    Blumenthal defends service record By Ted Mann Publication: The Day Published 05/19/2010 12:00 AMUpdated 05/19/2010 06:45 AM Jessica Hill/AP Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal stands with veterans as he addresses a report that he has misstated his military service during the Vietnam War at a news conference held in West Hartford on Tuesday. Jessica Hill/APMerrick Alpert, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks to the media after Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addressed a report Tuesday in West Hartford that he had misstated his military service during the Vietnam War. of COMMENTS ( 4 ) AG regrets...
  • Richard Blumenthal Presser: "I Misspoke on a Few Occasions About My Military Service" (Video)

    05/18/2010 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 59 replies · 1,003+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/18/10 | HAP
    I think he left out the word "deliberately" when saying he misspoke, this is Dick Blumenthal's presser today, surrounded by veterans..(Video)
  • Blumenthal Vietnam Service Statement "Absolutely Unintentional"

    05/18/2010 11:37:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies · 1,017+ views
    http://www.wtic.com/ ^ | May 17, 2010 | Matt Dwyer
    US Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal today held a press conference, to defend himself against a New York Times article citing a video in which Blumehthal says he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserves during Vietnam, but not in Vietnam. "On a few occaisions I have misspoken about my service, I take full responsibility," Blumenthal said.
  • Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut CAUGHT In A Lie About Military Service

    05/18/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 549+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 17, 2010 | annem040359
    Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, having just been caught in a BIG LIE about military service during the Vietnam war, is now considered damaged goods, and I mean DAMAGED GOODS BIGTIME. Even with any support coming to him from the state of Connecticut employees unions, he will be remembered for this brand new scandal.
  • Report: Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) lied about military service

    05/17/2010 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 98 replies · 4,290+ views
    Did attorney general and senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal ever serve in Vietnam? Well, no. But according to The New York Times, Blumenthal is suggesting the opposite. Blumenthal also claims he served as the Captain of the Harvard swim team, despite records at the college showing that he was never on the team. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Blumenthal said to a group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. But Blumehthal according to the Times, obtained five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took steps to avoid going to war. “In 1970,...
  • Blumenthal campaign: report on Vietnam service an 'outrageous distortion'

    05/18/2010 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 45 replies · 1,507+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 18, 2010 | Register Staff,
    Mindy Myers, Blumenthal for Senate campaign manager, issued the following statement Monday: “The New York Times story is an outrageous distortion of Dick Blumenthal’s record of service. Unlike many of his peers, Dick Blumenthal voluntarily joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1970 and served for six months in Parris Island, S.C., and six years in the Reserves. He received no special treatment from anyone.” Blumenthal will conduct a news conference with Connecticut veterans today, with details to be announced this morning. Rob Simmons, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement Monday night in reaction the story on...
  • Conn AG Blumenthal defends Vietnam-era service

    05/17/2010 9:09:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1,012+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN HAIGH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is defending himself against a report he misstated his military service in Vietnam. Blumenthal's campaign on Monday night called a report on the New York Times website, which includes video of him at a 2008 event saying he had served "in Vietnam," an "outrageous distortion" on his record.
  • Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History (Blumenthal Lied About Nam Service)

    05/17/2010 7:58:00 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies · 1,536+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/17/2010 | Raymond Hernandez
    At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served...
  • VIDEO: Blumenthal Touts Vietnam Service In 2008

    05/17/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies · 670+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    In this March 2, 2008 video, current Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) touts his service in the Vietnam war. However, the New York Times reports: At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. "And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it, Afghanistan or Iraq -- we...
  • 25 Reasons Why The Police Are Great.

    05/04/2010 5:19:02 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies · 393+ views
    www.aleksandrarebic.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic
    What kind of a person would voluntarily sign up for a job that entails everything the police have to contend with?Such a person as is described in "Why the Police are Great."Thank God for people such as this.Dedicated to the men and womenof Law Enforcement who have given their livesin the line of duty.1. The Police are great because they are always ready. They are ready to handle the mundane and trivial. They are ready to handle the ordinary and common. They are ready to handle the big jobs, the tough jobs, the dangerous jobs, and the heartbreaking jobs. Every...
  • Living in the Shadows [Pro-Illegals Propaganda]

    04/04/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | Thursday, April 01, 2010 | Elizabeth C. Pezza
    A 1982 Supreme Court decision requires that students have access to a primary and secondary education regardless of their immigration status, but there are no similar measures regarding higher education. Edward Schumacher-Matos, who directs the Harvard Inter-Faculty Initiative on Immigration and Integration Policy and Studies, believes the primary reason to pass the DREAM Act is that it is in the country’s best interest. “We have invested so much in training and educating this group of young people,” he says. “If they’re good enough and have responded enough to be able to get to go to college, then we as a...
  • Gays in Military will cost Billions

    03/25/2010 11:04:39 AM PDT · by rocky3000 · 16 replies · 831+ views
    Ross
    I am a military officer and don't care about individual preferences. I am concerned that the current policy could never be legally changed. Men and Women have different changing, locker room, bathroom and shower facilities, because we/they each have a right to personal dignity and privacy, based on the assumption that most humans are attracted to the oposite sex. This prevents problems in the work place for instance an 18 year old female Airman is not forced to use the same shower/locker room as her male Master Sergeant supervisor, for obvious reasons. Unless there are third party designation bathrooms/shower/locker room's...
  • Former Navy WAVE, 91, Recalls Her Service

    03/15/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 351+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we reflect on the past generations that have served. One of those women, Dorothy Canty Forsberg, fondly referred to as “Dottie,” celebrates her 91st birthday today, and she recently recalled her experiences in uniform. World War II veteran Dorothy Canty Forsberg, known as “Dottie,” is part of the legacy of service by the nation’s women that’s honored each March during Women’s History Month. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Dottie served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
  • For 1st time, brothers guard Tomb of the Unknown

    02/19/2010 9:18:43 PM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies · 704+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/19/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- For the first time, two brothers have earned the rarest honor offered in the U.S. Army, having completed training to serve as highly regimented sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Army Spc. Mathew Brisiel of Spring, Texas, on Friday followed his brother, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Brisiel, when he became the 578th soldier awarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge since 1958.