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  • Christians, Jews, Muslims share history (barf alert)

    03/15/2015 7:17:52 AM PDT · by Dartman · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Mar 14/15 | Tom Harpur
    President Barack Obama is right that the U.S. and the West, in general, are "not at war with Islam." As he has said, 99.9% of Muslims want exactly what the rest of us desire – peace, justice and happiness. But the air is thick with misunderstandings and lies. Recently a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a headscarf called a hijab in a Quebec courtroom. Far from hiding a woman's face, the hijab is a tasteful symbol of a traditional respect for modesty, not a mask. Many non-Muslims in the West have no idea how huge a contribution was made...
  • Before you share photos online, watch this video

    03/19/2014 9:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 12, 2013 | guerillabill·
    Are your online photos putting your family, possessions, and safety at risk? They probably are, and what I reveal in this short video should make you think twice before uploading personal photos. Find full article with links at http://www.bmyers.com/public/Before_y... Note that facebook and pinterest now remove exif and gps data from photos when they are uploaded.
  • Obama's Re-Election Mandate: Guess Whose Money He's Targeting Next?

    12/01/2012 7:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Many Americans didn't bother to vote in the past presidential election, some out of apathy or a belief that the election would hardly affect them. They are in for a rude awakening now that Obama has won re-election. His Santa Claus false promises are unsustainable, so there are going to be few winners and a lot of losers as he redistributes wealth. Obama ran on a platform of making the rich “pay their fair share of taxes,” but raising taxes on the wealthy will only fund the federal government for eight days a year. In order to even partially keep...
  • Americans Ask For The Rich To Pay A Greater Fair Share

    11/19/2012 9:59:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    YouTube | 11-19-2012 | White House
    But let’s call it a middle-class tax cut… Tiffany’s husband is out of work, so she needs help to pay for her child’s summer camp, better tasting dinners and ice cream truck treats. YouTube LinkRon feels that privileged Americans need to contribute back a greater fair share then the rest of us because we have given them so much. YouTube LinkDalia feels we should not fight about those things we disagree on. But we all agree on extending tax cuts only for the middle class. YouTube Link
  • Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?

    09/22/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Money Web ^ | 9/15/12 | Jasson Urbach
    Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?Author: Jasson Urbach, Free Market Foundation 15 September 2012 23:29 Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, remarked that American Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, ought to pay his ‘fair share of taxes’. However, Mitt Romney, like most other high income earners across the globe, acts rationally – just as most of us do – in the sense that they try to reduce their total tax burden by avoiding whatever taxes they can; behaviour that is well within the laws created by government and perfectly legal. Any insinuation that high income earners do not pay...
  • Mitt Romney and the “fair share” tax question

    01/06/2012 5:24:22 AM PST · by JOHN W K
    1-5-12 | johnwk
    During Iowa’s recent State Fair, presidential candidate Romney was asked: "Do you support scrapping the social security cap on payroll taxes so rich people pay their fair share into the trust fund?" Romney correctly associated the question with class warfare and went on to indicate that half of the people in the United States are currently not paying any income taxes. See The Iowa State Fair: Romney's Showing Strong, August 11, 2011. The unfortunate truth is, there is no better way to agitate a class warfare event in America than to bring up the issue of federal tax reform. And...
  • Won't One Brave Conservative Call for the Rich to Chip In?

    07/25/2011 12:59:54 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 56 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 25, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Barack Hussein Obama and his administration have called for the rich to contribute their fair share, in this and every crisis. Whether we speak of the debt ceiling or the annual deficit, the problem of rising unemployment or that of sinking consumer confidence, the Administration’s mantra is the same: "The rich" must kick in their fair share. How they define the rich is another matter. In one conversation, it’s those with incomes above $250,000/year, or perhaps $200,000, or perhaps $150,000. In another context, it’s those who own jets, or who have access to corporate jets, or perhaps who have heard...
  • Attention Marxists: Labor's Share Of National Income Drops To Lowest In History

    06/03/2011 4:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Probably the most imprtant secular trend in recent employment data, one that has a far greater impact on the macroeconomic themes than Birth/Death and seasonal adjustment manipulated month to month shifts in the employment pool per either the household or establishment surveys, is the labor share of national income. In a 2004 paper from the St. Louis Fed, the authors make the following statement: "The allocation of national income between workers and the owners of capital is considered one of the more remarkably stable relationships in the U.S. economy. As a general rule of thumb, economists often cite labor’s share...
  • New Speaker Vows to Share Power - a Tricky Proposition (with the RATS? Uh, oh.)

    01/04/2011 6:19:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 362 replies
    New Speaker Vows to Share Power—a Tricky PropositionJANUARY 4, 2011 By NAFTALI BENDAVID And PATRICK O'CONNOR When John Boehner takes over one of the most powerful jobs in Washington this week, he says his first order of business is to make himself less powerful. On Wednesday the new speaker of the House of Representatives plans to offer a package of rule changes that, he says, will give minority-party members more of a say and decentralize power. In short, Ohio Republican Mr. Boehner is promising he'll be a different figure from many speakers throughout history—from Republican Joseph Cannon a century ago...
  • Israel's leader does not want to share Jerusalem

    12/12/2010 9:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/12/10 | AMY TEIBEL
    JERUSALEM – Israel's leader on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts. Conflicting claims to east Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dispute over the area, home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, has derailed past peace talks and spilled into violence. Palestinians claim the sector as the capital of their future state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem drew criticism from the...
  • Dutch history student finds world's oldest share

    09/10/2010 8:25:34 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 10, 2010 | Reuters
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch history student has unearthed the world's oldest share, dating back to 1606 and issued by the sea trading firm Dutch East India Company. Locked away in forgotten city archives, the share was made out to Pieter Harmensz, a male resident of the Dutch city Enkhuizen who served as an assistant to the city's mayors. After his death in 1638, Harmensz left the share to his widow and their daughter Ada and the document eventually ended up in Enkhuizen archives, kept in the northwestern city Hoorn. As the Netherlands' largest trading company in the 17th and...
  • Israel to share agricultural know-how with struggling African farmers

    04/26/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 330+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/26/10 | rueters
    Israel is getting ready to share technology and skills with African countries struggling to sustain agricultural output due to increasingly unreliable rains, said Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon. Simhon said sharing know-how, especially in irrigation and water management, was his focus on a tour of Senegal, Ivory Coast and Gabon. His trip comes as some 10 million people in West and Central Africa face food shortages due to failed rains. "We are not arriving here in Africa to take resources from the African countries. We are coming here in order to give know-how and abilities to these countries to develop," Simhon...
  • A Teenager's View Of Heaven (vanity)

    04/24/2009 2:46:33 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies · 946+ views
    I got this in an email, and had to share: A TEENAGER'S VIEW OF HEAVEN 17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class... The subject was what Heaven was like.. "I wowed 'em," he later told his father, Bruce. "It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I ever wrote.." It also was the last. Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from...
  • Let's Share [Devotional]

    02/03/2009 3:25:55 AM PST · by tenger · 125+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 3, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13 This part of the passage is a direct and tangible evidence of "love must be sincere." Again I am reminded of my brothers and sisters in foreign lands. War, poverty, disease, persecution, and lack of basic necessities have made...
  • Mothers And Offspring Can Share Cells Throughout Life

    05/04/2008 8:45:26 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 163+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-5-2008 | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
    Mothers And Offspring Can Share Cells Throughout Life ScienceDaily (May 5, 2008) — Cutting the umbilical cord doesn’t necessarily sever the physical link between mother and child. Many cells pass back and forth between the mother and fetus during pregnancy and can be detected in the tissues and organs of both even decades later. This mixing of cells from two genetically distinct individuals is called microchimerism. The phenomenon is the focus of an increasing number of scientists who wonder what role these cells play in the body. A potentially significant one, it turns out. Research implicates that maternal and fetal...
  • Hunt for £100m rogue trader after attack on HBOS share price[UK]

    03/20/2008 8:38:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 630+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Mar 2008 | Robert Winnett and Philip Aldrick
    A hunt has been launched for a stock market trader who may have made £100 million in a "modern day bank robbery" after an attack on the share price of the country's biggest mortgage lender. Shares in Halifax Bank of Scotland fell by 17 per cent as traders attempted to make a fortune by betting on the bank's falling stock. Malicious rumours circulated by speculators were blamed for the run, which saw more than £3 billion wiped off the bank's value. Britain's financial watchdog launched a criminal investigation to hunt down "ruthless" rogue traders, including one speculator thought to have...
  • Brothers Share Deployments, Faith, Love for Family

    11/25/2007 9:51:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy
    Air Force Maj. Don Treanor, commander of Detachment 3, 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and his brother Maj. Stephen Treanor, executive officer for 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are serving simultaneously in Iraq for the second time. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. CAMP STRIKER — Deployments aren’t generally regarded by families as happy occasions – unless you’re one of the Treanor brothers. For the second time, Army Maj. Stephen Treanor, executive officer of 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat...
  • Tucsonans with first hand knowledge share thoughts on Iraq

    09/15/2007 6:17:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 324+ views
    KVOA.com ^ | Lorraine Rivera
    Amed Mamood is from Iraq. He's not Arab, but Kurdish. He came to the U.S. 26 years ago as a graduate student. He earned a PhD and has owned the Sunrise Café for the last nine years. He watched the president's address and feels the same way he always has: in support of President Bush. "A part of this war is fighting terrorism. If we don't stop them at that part of the world, they're going to end up in this country." He left Iraq when he was 22 and believes it can be free, but not united under one...
  • MySpace agrees to share sex offender data with states

    05/21/2007 10:48:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 691+ views
    NWCN ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer
    RALEIGH, N.C. - MySpace.com will provide a number of state attorneys general with data on registered sex offenders who use the popular social networking web site, the company said Monday. Attorneys general from eight states demanded last week that the company provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site and where they live. MySpace initially refused, citing federal privacy laws. MySpace obtained the data from Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., which the company partnered with in December to build a database with information on sex offenders.
  • Iraqi People Share U.S. Expectations, Bush Says

    02/15/2007 3:56:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2007 – The people of Iraq are aligned with the United States in expecting the Iraqi government to do its part in moving the war-torn country forward, President Bush said here today. In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research that also detailed progress in Afghanistan, Bush said the new policy he’s pursuing in Iraq places more demands on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his government, and that the Iraqi people want it that way. “Not only do we demand more from the Iraqi government, but so do the Iraqi people demand...
  • Specter says Bush should share power over Iraq war

    01/30/2007 12:46:36 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 92 replies · 1,774+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Jerome L. Sherman
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter today called on President Bush to forge an agreement with Congress on "sharing power" on the Iraq war, just as the Senate prepares to debate resolutions opposing the president's plans to send additional troops. "It's premature to decide that question. First we've got to see if we can work out with the president an agreement on sharing power. He has shown signs of being willing to do that," said the Pennsylvania Republican, who will join a group of fellow Republican senators in meeting with President Bush later this week.
  • ‘Why I Serve’ Participants to Share Motivation for Military Service

    01/08/2007 5:29:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2007 – Ask Army Staff Sgt. Jerome MacDonald why he serves in the military, and he doesn’t talk about pay raises, tuition assistance or job security. “My biggest reason for serving is my family,” said MacDonald, a combat medic who returned in 2006 from a deployment to Iraq. “I looked at my family, and I realized that I want them and their way of life to be protected,” he said. “And one of the only ways to do that is to go overseas and take the fight to the enemy who are perfectly willing to come...
  • U.S. Soldiers Share Thanksgiving Tradition With Iraqis

    11/24/2006 9:05:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 478+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie, USA
    YUSUFIYAH, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2006 -- In 1620, natives of England sailed to the Americas in hopes of a better future, but suffered a devastating first winter. At the beginning of the following fall, 46 of the original 102 pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower to America had died, making the harvest of 1621 a special occasion to the survivors. Army Capt. Christopher McDonald (left), a native of Sterling, N.Y., who serves as a staff officer with the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,, and Maj. Mahssen, the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th...
  • Will Dems share power?

    11/11/2006 8:26:34 AM PST · by Cinnamon · 19 replies · 289+ views
    11-11-06 | Cinnamon
    Now that Dems have held on to a slight majority.. a lot slighter than what Republicans had in the last house races.. I have a question: Will Democrats share power... will they appoint equals from both paries to represent the people? I know They wanted power sharing last time Republicans won with a very clear majority. this election was won with a 50k-100k vote margin you know
  • Veterans Day special: Veterans share war experiences

    11/07/2006 4:36:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,358+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann Peru Knabe
    11/7/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The year was 1967. First Lt. Marko Milakovich stood on the side of Budda Mountain, about 10 miles from Quang Nhia in South Vietnam. The 25-year-old was on a site survey and had a weapons carrier and six Army bodyguards for safety. As he stood on the mountainside, leaflets fluttered to the ground around him. Dropped from U.S. helicopters, the leaflets offered the enemy safe surrender passes and rewards for turning in weapons. Four decades later, this image remains etched in the veteran's mind. "After I finished the site survey I returned to the...
  • Abbas agrees to share power with Hamas

    09/11/2006 3:49:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 312+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Diaa Hadid - AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deal Monday to share power with the militant Islamic Hamas, an accord that could restore international aid and could lead to contacts with Israel. The breakthrough compromise falls short of international demands that Hamas fully renounce violence, but Israeli officials still voiced cautious support for the accord. Hamas, which is committed to Israel's destruction, swept to victory in January legislative elections, defeating Fatah, and formed a government by itself. The West and Israel reacted by cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, accusing Hamas of being a...
  • New Recruits Share Dreams, Motivations for Joining Military

    08/02/2006 4:53:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 385+ views
    FORT MEADE, August 2, 2006 – The young and not-so-young men and women processing into the military earlier this week at the Military Entrance Processing Station here offer a snapshot of the armed forces of the future. Most are between 18 and 20, and men outnumber women. But beyond those generalizations, no common thread runs through the group. They represent all colors and a broad range of ethnic groups, come from a variety of backgrounds, and express a wide range of motivations for joining the military. Among the youngest processing through the Baltimore MEPS July 31 was 17-year-old Bethany Wade,...
  • Engineer officers impart knowledge, share experience with Iraqi Army peers

    07/31/2006 5:05:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog
    FOB KALSU, Iraq (Army News Service, July 28, 2006) – With hard hats on, building materials nearby, and hammers and construction plans in hand, five 6th Iraqi Army Division engineer officers teamed up with their peers from Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s 62nd Engineer Battalion, 16th Engineer Brigade. The IA engineers took advantage of classroom education and learning new construction management techniques during the Engineer Officer Shadow Program June 17-23. “The program provided an opportunity for IA engineer officers to actually get some hands-on experience, both with construction skills, and new equipment, and in working side-by-side with their fellow U.S. Army...
  • Hockey star, combat veterans share common ground

    07/17/2006 4:15:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 491+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jul 13, 2006 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 13, 2006) -- Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Glen Wesley and his family spent the afternoon July 13 sharing the Stanley Cup with II Marine Expeditionary Force wounded warriors. Wesley brought the fabled hockey icon to the Wounded Warrior Barracks to raise spirits and pay respect to veterans of the current War on Terrorism. Amid a crowd of excited sports fanatics and combat veterans, the silver trophy was brought in and given a place of honor so all could gaze upon the 114-year-old artifact, touched by hundreds of National Hockey League legends. “I’ve been a...
  • ThePirateBay is back from the dead again

    06/05/2006 3:32:25 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 1 replies · 931+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Sunday 04 June 2006 | Nick Farrell
    ThePirateBay is back from the dead again Reports of its demise greatly exaggerated By Nick Farrell: Sunday 04 June 2006, 23:09 THE P2P site ThePirateBay is back from the dead, despite claims from various anti-piracy groups that it had been sunk. The site went back online on Saturday at 6:07PM Eastern Standard Time, and already seems to be a bit busy, probably because it is not running at full capacity again. It is not clear if any of the smaller businesses that were also using the same ISP are back online. The last email we received from GameSwitch, that outfit...
  • America Supports You Members Share Stage With Lt. Dan Band

    05/05/2006 6:41:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 427+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Paul X. Rutz and Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2006 – Volunteers with groups dedicated to supporting America's fighting men and women gathered for a celebrity-led concert in the Pentagon's outdoor center courtyard today. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets Sara Singer, an "Operation Iraqi Children" volunteer, during a concert at the Pentagon, May 5. OIC is a nonprofit organization co-founded by actor Gary Sinise that sends school supplies to children in Iraq. Photo by William D. Moss  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The event, which was sponsored by "America Supports You," featured actor Gary Sinise and his "Lt. Dan Band," whose performance was broadcast...
  • Commanders Share Ideas on Provincial Reconstruction Teams

    04/06/2006 4:47:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, April 6, 2006 – Provincial reconstruction team commanders from around the country converged here last week to share ideas on how to improve stability and security in Afghanistan. PRTs extend the visibility and reach of the Afghan government, shape the environment for reconstruction, and provide a visible international presence that deters terrorist and criminal activities, especially in remote areas. Afghanistan has 23 provincial reconstruction teams: 14 in the south and east, the areas in which the coalition has primary security responsibilities, and nine in the north and west, where NATO's International Security Assistance Force carries out...
  • Sisters Share Career Field, Squadron, Flight

    03/09/2006 3:15:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Williams
      U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aurelia Garza Senior Airman Patricia Maghanoy Sisters Share Career Field, Squadron, Flight By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Williams 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., March 9, 2006 — Twins obviously have a lot in common, but for Senior Airmen Patricia Maghanoy and Aurelia Garza, twins, the similarities don't end there. These 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen also share the same career field, squadron and flight. Born Jan. 30, 1984, in Yakima, Wash., the twins began their Air Force career together Jan. 18, 2002. "They didn't know (we were...
  • U.S., Iraqi Medics Share Experience, Knowledge

    02/21/2006 4:31:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 21, 2006
    TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2006 — Much has been said about the importance of top-tier military medicine to the survival of soldiers in combat. Regardless of which country a soldier serves, quality medics are valued by the troops. Studies show that if critically wounded soldiers receive quality health care within the first hour after the incident, they will have the best probability of survival. “[The Iraqi medics are] always excited about learning, and they know a lot more than you think.” U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Stevens Medics from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd...
  • Bolling Airmen share Valentine’s Day with veterans

    02/16/2006 5:27:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Linda Card and Master Sgt. Russell Petcoff
    /16/2006 - BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, Washington D.C. (AFPN) -- Ninety Air Force and civilian volunteers from Bolling and the Pentagon visited the Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System Medical Center in Baltimore and the Baltimore VA Rehabilitation Center Feb. 14 as part of National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Before the trip, members of the First Sergeants Council “shared their love” by sending the volunteers with snacks and drinks for the trip to Baltimore. The volunteers spent time talking with the veterans on the hospital wards, as well as in the pharmacy, the out-patient clinic and the...
  • Troop-Support Groups Share Ideas, Concerns in Atlanta

    02/11/2006 1:54:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 271+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 11, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2006 – Twelve representatives of seven grassroots troop support organizations met here yesterday for the first of eight planned regional "America Supports You" summits. America Supports You is a Defense Department outreach program designed to recognize citizens' support for U.S. servicemembers and their families. The summits are designed to provide a venue for a two-way discussion about what is working well for support groups and what could work better. Tips to help the groups grow and improve their effectiveness are part of the focus as well, said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs,...
  • Deputy Commandant, son share bond in Iraq

    02/07/2006 3:27:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2006) -- Visits from the Marine Corps’ commandant and sergeant major can be career highlights for any Marine, but Lance Cpl. Nicholas M. Gardner anticipated the Feb. 3 visit to Al Asad, Iraq, more than his comrades. He knew that when the Corps’ senior leaders came to visit Marines and sailors deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his father, the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, would be joining them. “I consider it a privilege to be here,” said Lt. Gen. Emerson N. Gardner. “I’m thrilled to see not just my son, but also...
  • U.S., Iraqi Copter Crews Share Airspace, Mission

    01/05/2006 4:42:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Spc. Lee Elder
    U.S., Iraqi Copter Crews Share Airspace, Mission The U.S. Army's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade and Iraqi Air Force's 3rd Squadron are tasked to protect a northern Iraqi oil pipeline, as well as ensure electrical power systems are not destroyed by insurgents. By U.S. Army Spc. Lee Elder 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan. 5, 2006 — The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade hosted members of the fledgling Iraqi Air Force's 3rd Squadron on Dec. 21. The purpose of the meeting was to share information and view each unit's aircraft. "We can leverage both the capabilities of my brigade...
  • 3 Louisiana cousins share strong bond in Iraq

    12/18/2005 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 18, 2005) -- While growing up in the countryside, three cousins from Colfax, La., were inseparable; eventually these boys would grow closer as Marines. Staff Sergeants Marcus L. Allen, 35, Derrick D. Eddie, 32, and Adrian C. Bowie, 35, all on their first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, share a brotherhood deeper than the typical combat zone camaraderie. The three brothers-in-arms grew up only minutes from each other surrounded by their close-knit family. “We did everything together,” said Allen, security manager, II Marine Expeditionary Force , Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD). “We played basketball,...
  • Coalition forces share small-arms skills

    12/16/2005 4:13:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 370+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Scott Campbell
    12/16/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Thirty people from the military security forces of five countries gathered for a coalition weapons training exercise at a desert air base Dec. 15. The training was a cooperative training program to enhance international understanding within the security forces, said Master Sgt. Kevin Follis of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. The sergeant works with the squadron’s combat arms training and maintenance section. “We wanted to build a better working relationship between all defense forces on base,” he said. Participants chose from nine types of firearms using 9 mm or 5.56 mm ammunition or...
  • Father, son share Thanksgiving dinner, guard duty in Iraq

    12/02/2005 3:54:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 449+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 1, 2005) -- For the majority of U.S. service members in Iraq, Thanksgiving was another day, business as usual. For Sgt. 1st Class Eldon Casner, and his son, Army Pfc. Michael Casner, Thanksgiving was the first time they saw each other in six months, and they celebrated with a special dinner in a security guard tent at Al Asad, Iraq. What was important to them was not the surroundings, but each other. If not for the Thanksgiving dinner, the Lewistown, Penn., natives would not have seen each other for another six months. Eldon has been deployed...
  • Soldiers share Thanksgiving with Kosovo kids

    11/28/2005 3:36:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 525+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class John Makamson
    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (Army News Service, Nov. 25, 2005) – For Soldiers of the 40th Infantry Division deployed as part of the Kosovo Forces 6B peacekeeping rotation, Thanksgiving Day provided not only an opportunity for rest and reflection, but also a chance to share one of their traditions with the people of Kosovo. While the mission went on as normal within the Multinational Brigade (East) area of responsibility – from patrolling city streets and rural towns, to providing medical check-ups in remote villages and conducting border and boundary patrols – Soldiers continued also fulfilled their role as peacekeepers in a...
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen Share Expertise

    11/16/2005 6:04:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 506+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan
    FAIRCHILD AFB, Wa., Nov. 16, 2005 — Explosive ordnance disposal personnel worked hand-in-hand with multiple federal agencies at the Grand Coulee Dam, Oct. 4 - 6, for an exercise titled "Watchful Sentinel." "The focus of the exercise was to evaluate Special Response Forces standard operation procedures, along with coordination between the Special Response Forces and supporting agencies, via a series of realistic events," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Burleigh, explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron. "Some of the calls we respond to involve ordnance left behind in a deceased veteran's war chest. Other times, we may...
  • Storied World War II Vets Share Insights With Today's Troops

    11/10/2005 5:00:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 812+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – Former Tuskegee Airmen -- pioneers who broke through racial prejudice to become the first black U.S. military pilots during World War II -- have solid words of advice and encouragement for today's military members. "Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ezra Hill Sr., of Hampton, Va. "We proved that you can do it." Hill said the lessons he learned as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who battled segregation and prejudice on the ground and enemy forces in the air, apply equally to today's servicemembers fighting...
  • Bagram Airmen spread cheer, share smiles

    11/09/2005 4:51:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 9, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Marcus McDonald
    11/9/2005 - PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Airmen fighting the global war on terrorism from nearby Bagram Air Base took time to spread cheer and share smiles with the people of a village here. As part of an adopt-a-village visit Nov. 3, Airmen distributed more than 1,200 pounds of winter clothes, blankets, school supplies and toys, said Master Sgt. Edgar Langdon, Bagram’s adopt-a-village coordinator. “Our adopt-a-village program gives Airmen from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing a chance to travel outside the gate and share some goodwill with the people of Afghanistan,” said Sergeant Langdon, deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force, Base,...
  • Mother, Son Share Experiences in Iraq (Grab your Kleenex)

    10/25/2005 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 970+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo
    U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tammy Kostoff Spc. Lauren Kostoff Mother, Son Share Experiences in Iraq By Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo 42nd Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE DANGER, Tikrit, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2005 — It is not uncommon for parents and children to serve together in the National Guard. It is however, unusual for a mother and son to be serving together in a combat theater. For Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tammy Kostoff and her 22-year-old son Lauren, it was just the natural progression in service to their country. Both are members and full-time employees of the Montana...
  • High-School Classmates Share Meal in Iraq

    10/24/2005 4:10:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Army Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp
    U.S. Army Col. Mike Fant, commander, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., Col. James H. Huggins II, Multi-National Corps - Iraq inspector general, and Maj. Parris McCullah, MNC-I Reserve Component Division stay-behind equipment liaison officer, stand in front of the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq. The soldiers are graduates of Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tenn. U.S. Army photo U.S. Army Col. Mike Fant, Col. James H. Huggins II, Maj. Parris McCullah High-School Classmates Share Meal in Iraq By U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp Multi-National Corps - Iraq CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Oct. 24, 2005 — There...
  • Iraqis share hope of future with embedded reporter

    10/17/2005 6:30:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 899+ views
    CAMP SLAYER, Iraq - As the world waited to see whether the Iraqis accept a new constitution or if the necessary step toward democracy in this embattled nation will have to start all again, three expatriates are hopeful the ayes for a new beginning in Iraq will win. For security reasons, their real names are not used in this article. "The Iraqi people have been locked up for 35 years under Saddam (Hussein)," said Ali. Concerns about the sensitivity of their work translating Iraqi documents for the U.S. government and that they still have family in Iraq led them to...
  • Rumsfeld, Peruvian President Share Defense Goals

    08/19/2005 3:54:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 315+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Donna Miles
    LIMA, Peru, Aug. 19, 2005 – Peru has become a leader in confronting terrorism and narcoterrorism, but it's critical that the region's countries all work together to deal with the common threats they face, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here Aug. 18 during a joint press conference with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. "The problems that our respective countries face of terrorism, ... narcotrafficking, hostage-taking (and) crime are problems that no one country can deal with alone," the secretary said in the Peruvian presidential palace. "It requires regional cooperation." Toledo called these challenges a "shared responsibility" among the South American community...
  • The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting)

    01/11/2005 11:48:52 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 61 replies · 3,057+ views
    January 12th, 2005 | Remember_Salamis
    The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting) Attention FReepers: If you aren't aware of BitTorrent, it is a software program that allows MASSIVE files to be distributed over the internet at tens to hundreds of times faster than what would be normally seen. Currently it is being used to steal software and media, but the real promise is MEDIA DISTRIBUTION. A graduate student at Stanford used it to distribute the liberal flick "Outfoxed" to thousands of people over the internet with ease. The Graduate student distributed the equivelant of 750 GB of bandwidth for 5 GB. That's an astounding 15,000%...