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  • April 24 in Turkey: Still No Justice for the Murdered Armenian Serving in the Turkish Army

    04/24/2018 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s message was read at the commemoration mass that was held at the Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church in Istanbul on April 24—the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.The message said, in part:“On this occasion, I would like to emphasize that the peace, security and happiness of our Armenian community are of special importance to us. We have no tolerance for the alienation and exclusion of our Armenian citizens and for a single Armenian citizen to feel second-class… With these thoughts, I once again pay tribute to the memories of the Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives...
  • Do our youth really understand their countrys military?

    03/19/2018 1:00:32 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 34 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 3/18/2018 | Lt. Col. Brian Fleming
    Do our youth really understand their countrys military? By Lt. Col. Brian Fleming When in uniform and far away from a military post, I am often greeted by strangers and thanked for my service. They have paid for my meals and treated me to coffee. I truly appreciate the recognition of service to our country and the value placed on being a veteran. However, I believe most do not fully understand what that service really means. The volunteer in our all-volunteer force is what makes the military successful. As an officer in the U.S. Army, I meet young people in...
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...
  • Clinton Adviser Denies Endorsement of Turkish Islamist Paper [Zaman flagship-Glen's Islamist cult]

    01/17/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.17.2012 - 12:50 PM | Michael Rubin
    Anne-Marie Slaughter, Secretary of State Hillary Clintons director of policy planning, now denies she endorsed Todays Zaman, the flagship newspaper of Fethullah Glens Islamist cult. Here is a google cache record with Prof. Slaughters endorsement, and here is the page now, with Professor Slaughters endorsement excised. Professor Slaughter denies she made the endorsementThere are two possible explanations: (1) Professor Slaughter is being truthful, and Todays Zaman simply made it all up. If so, this suggests that the ethics of Zaman and the organization which sponsors it are non-existent. (2) Professor Slaughter asked for the retraction only after learning about Todays...
  • New Book: Bill and Hillary Clinton Systematically Destroyed the Integrity of the Secret Service

    12/16/2017 4:22:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/14/17 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The Secret Service knowingly allowed Chinese generals, disguised in civilian clothing, to meet administration personnel at the White House and logged them as business guests at the administrations request so as to avoid transparency, Byrne wrote. The agency also didnt check the contents of the paper bags that were brought into those meetings. In his previous book, Crisis of Character, Byrne claimed that the former Secretary of State was so demanding that many agents turned to drugs and alcohol.
  • The Gift of Service

    12/10/2017 9:29:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Terry Paulson
    It is interesting how the birth of Jesus has come to support gift giving, elaborate decorations, and jolly old Santa Claus. Certainly, believers and many non-believers alike enjoy the music, the festive atmosphere, and the joyous spirit and family traditions that Christmas brings. Giving gifts also helps drive economic growth, brings profit to corporations and small businesses, puts smiles to the faces of many children, but unfortunately increases the debt of many families already struggling to cover their monthly bills. Only two of the four Christian Gospels highlighting the life and ministry of Jesus even mention the birth of Christ....
  • General Kelly: Working with President Trump to Restore the Sacred

    10/25/2017 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    If ever there was an officer and a gentleman, it is retired Marine Gen. John Kelly. Last week, the White House chief of staff directly addressed the offensive politicization of President Trumps personal phone call to the grieving widow of a courageous Green Beret who gave his life in a distant land. While much has been said about General Kellys moving tribute to those who pay the ultimate price for our freedom and the Gold Star families who live the continuous nightmare of their loss, his other declarations regarding our culture are worthy of our appreciation and reflection too. You...
  • The Vast Majority Of Americans In Their 20s Are Unfit For Military Service

    10/17/2017 11:11:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | JAMES CLARK
    Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., the Army's chief of staff, administers the oath of enlistment to 26 recruits in New York City, April 1, 2009.The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 cant meet the minimum criteria for service, which places the burden of service on an ever-small and shrinking pool of troops with a family history of joining the military. At an Oct. 12 Heritage Foundation panel in Washington, D.C., Rep. Don Bacon, a Nebraska Republican and former Air Force one-star general told attendees the single most important ingredient to readiness...
  • Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

    07/30/2017 9:57:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 30 at 10:23 AM | Jim Salter | AP
    If you plan to livestream next months solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots... Were expecting a good experience but there will be times at peak where the network will struggle, said Paula Doublin, assistant vice president for construction and engineering for AT&T, the nations second-largest provider. Some communities are hosting eclipse-watch gatherings that are expected to draw tens of thousands of people. The 6,700 residents of Madras, Oregon, will be far outnumbered by visitors, and Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all plan to bring portable towers for its event. AT&T will deploy eight portable cell towers across the...
  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies
    theyeshiva.com ^ | 7/14/17 | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson
    The Verse that Says It All A fascinating Midrash credits an isolated verse in this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, with encapsulating the quintessence of Judaism[1]. The Midrash quotes four opinions as to which biblical verse best sums up the ultimate message of Torah. One sage, by the name of Ben Azzai, believed it was the verse in Genesis[2]: "This is the book of the chronicles of man; on the day that G-d created man He created him in the image of G-d." Another sage, by the name of Ben Zoma, holds a different verse to be more central to Jewish...
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service

    05/03/2017 1:34:45 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies
    GoMN.com ^ | May 3, 2017 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    Full title:"Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service" It turns out high-profile stories about customers being mistreated like having police drag a bloodied doctor from a flight and an airline employee yelling at a passenger to hit him get the attention of U.S. lawmakers. Top execs from the airline industry got to sit in front of U.S. House lawmakers for hours Tuesday, answering questions about airline customer service issues, as the agenda so wonderfully understates. The oversight hearing was being held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which two of Minnesotas...
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words (United Airlines E-mail)

    04/28/2017 5:47:41 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 26 replies
    United Airlines E-mail ^ | 28 April 2017 | Oscar Munoz
    NOTE: The link is to the public statement on the Dr. Dao incident by United. Complementing that public statement, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz emailed United MileagePlus members about that incident and what United intends to do in the future. It is posted for general information and comment. Dear Mr. XXXX, Each flight you take with us represents an important promise we make to you, our customer. It's not simply that we make sure you reach your destination safely and on time, but also that you will be treated with the highest level of service and the deepest sense of...
  • The Warrior Song - Leviathan

    04/20/2017 8:08:40 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    Youtube, Smack ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Smack
    Published on Feb 7, 2013 To the United States Navy, with our thanks. Visit us at http://www.thewarriorsong.com or on iTunes Joey Kar - Guitars, Bass, Vocals Eric Somers-Urrea - Drums Elijah "Crow" Figures - Vocals James "Gunny" DeVito - Vocals Sean Householder - Vocals, Production The eagle born by freedom won, yet held in precarious station, set upon defense and steeled his will to guard and protect his new nation. So he resolved, defiant of all who would challenge his right to be free, with a "swift-sailing vessel and ten carriage guns" to hunt the world's oceans and seas. Born...
  • Secret Service Theft Caught on Video Thief Knew What He Was After

    03/20/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 20,2017 | TMZ
    Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday. The video shows the man make a beeline for the agent's car, removing a backpack with the computer inside and then walking off. As we reported, the hard drive contained Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, but the agency insists there was no classified info inside.
  • No Men Need Apply: Women's Car Service Should Be Welcomed, Not Sued

    02/03/2017 3:55:19 PM PST · by American Quilter · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Safr, a ride-hailing company for women, is planning to open for business in Boston next month. By hiring only female drivers and picking up only female passengers, the new enterprise aims to serve women who don't feel comfortable getting alone into a car with a male stranger. Here's to Safr's success may the company encounter only happy customers. More likely, it will encounter James J. Foster. Or someone just like him.
  • Red Kettle plea: Salvation Army donations way down in Northeast Ohio

    12/23/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    FOX8 ^ | 12/21/2016 | Darren Sweeney
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Salvation Army said donations for its Red Kettle campaign are way down from last year. On Tuesday, The Salavation Army said donations were down by nearly $2 million dollars in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the agency collected nearly $4.8 million over the holiday season. "Thousands of people in our community are hurting and we are committed to doing all we can to raise the necessary funds to support those needs," Major Evan Hickman, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Northeast Ohio Division said in a news release. Video at source
  • HILLARY AND DONALD - HEY LOSER... SAY GOODBYE TO THE SECRET SERVICE

    11/22/2016 8:28:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/08/16
    It's expensive as hell to protect presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... which explains why the Secret Service drops the loser FAST... but maybe not as fast as you think. The federal government shells out about $40k PER DAY to protect Hillary -- code name "Evergreen" -- and Donald -- code name "Mogul." The cost of protecting candidates in 2012 reportedly approached $113 million. There's no hard-and-fast rule on when the Secret Service stops protecting the loser. It's done on a case-by-case ... but typically, agents say sayonara to the loser about a week after the election. The...
  • Yes We Can Can!

    10/01/2016 5:58:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-1-2016 | MOTUS
    Where exactly do you fall on the political spectrum Secretary Clinton? Stalwart Progressive, as you told us last July? I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values. A Centrist like your dear husband, as you told us last month: You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty. Butt really, what difference, at this point, does it make? Especially since your opponent is a xenophobic, Islamophobic sexist pig. *cough* *cough*I mean, Hillary could be a Marxist and apparently many former Republicans...
  • Curt Schilling: Public service is about being a leader

    09/30/2016 3:47:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-30-2016 | Cavuto
    Sep. 30, 2016 - 11:03 - On 'Your World,' former MLB All-Star on running for Senate, voting for Trump