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  • Hundreds of Prayer Warriors Descend on Washington to Provide Prayer Shield for Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 1:22:04 PM PST · by · 33 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 14 January 2017 | Hazel Torres
    Like angels from heaven, hundreds of "prayer warriors" have descended on Washington D.C. to undertake a crucial mission: protect U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by building a "prayer shield" around him ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Among these prayer warriors are the members of a new group called POTUS Shield (as in President of the United States) who gathered inside the National Press Club on Thursday, CBN News reported. Pastor Eric Majette from Virginia Beach, Virginia said POTUS Shield is composed of pastors from all over America. "We're actually a prayer group. We pray for leaders across our nation —...
  • NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion

    07/08/2016 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/8/16 | reuters
    NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control. The missile shield, billed as a defense against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. military support for Europe. Russia says the system is in fact intended by Washington to blunt its nuclear arsenal, which the U.S. denies. “Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference....
  • Can Captain America's Shield do Damage?

    05/05/2016 9:00:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/5/2016 | C Buckner
    Last week the full titanium model of Captain America’s shield stood up to the test against 8 rounds .45 ACP caliber. This week we get to find out if it can be successfully used as an offensive weapon to go for the kill. The titanium model that Jerry Miculek is using is a 12-pound shield that matches exactly that of Captain America. Take a look at the video as Miculek tries his hand at throwing the shield as a weapon at a ballistics dummy to see what the damage may look like. See the result here.
  • One Pic Says It All: The Evil Of Hamas

    08/04/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Redflagnews ^ | 8/4/2014 | Staff
    A Hamas soldier is seen here hanging kids off of a house so that Israeli forces will not attack the house. This case is now in international court. Details below. International Criminal court case number 241-14 Complaint to ICC Khalid Meshaal 07.29.2014 final Letter to ICC crimes against humanity Khairulla Khairakhwa, Barack Obama
  • The United States Lowers Israel's Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations

    07/28/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Cable ^ | Colum Lynch
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel's back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 6-19-2014 | Smith & Wesson
    Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests from private citizens, law enforcement professionals and firearm retailers, the new models retain original design features that have helped to solidify the M&P Shield’s reputation in the marketplace as a reliable, accurate self-defense firearm. Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or an every-day firearm for concealed carry permit holders, the M&P Shield has been met with wide approval. The...
  • A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Super Fun Night,’ and more [VIDEO]

    “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (Tuesdays at 8): From Joss Whedon; with Clark Gregg back in his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, he leads a small group of agents from a worldwide law-enforcement organization.
  • ABC bets TV viewers will marvel at superhero show

    05/14/2013 2:18:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 4:20pm EDT | Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine
    Walt Disney Co’s ABC network is tapping its blockbuster “Avengers” franchise for a new TV show, looking to reverse a ratings decline that put it last of the four largest networks among audiences coveted by advertisers. The network is so confident in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that it scheduled the show on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. eastern time, where it will face off against TV’s top-rated scripted show, CBS’ crime juggernaut “NCIS.” ABC plans to air a total eight new shows this fall, according to a schedule of its Fall lineup that was released by the network. It will also...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Review

    04/17/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April 2012 | David Gonzales
    In my assessment, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield appears to be one of the more interesting product announcements to come out of the 2012 NRA convention that was recently held in St. Louis. With this announcement Smith & Wesson has thrown their hat into the ever crowding compact pistol arena.The M&P Shield is a striker fired weapon and is just .95 inches wide by 4.6 inches high and is just 6.1 inches long.It weighs 19oz. and comes chambered in either 9mm or .40 S&W. The feature that grabbed my attention is the thumb safety on the left side of...
  • Obama Justice Department tells Court to shield White House visitor logs from disclosure & FOIA law

    04/29/2010 5:18:25 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 869+ views ^ | April 29, 2010 | Not listed
    Court Precedent Contradicts Obama Administration Position Justice Department Lawyers Claim Previous Court Cases “Incorrectly Decided” Contact Information: 202-646-5172 ext. 305 Washington, DC Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the Obama Justice Department advanced the erroneous claim in an April 21, 2010, court filing that Secret Service’s logs of White House visitors are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  As Judicial Watch noted in its original complaint filed on December 7, 2009, this claim “has been litigated and rejected repeatedly” by the courts.  The Justice Department filing comes in...
  • Israel unveils defense shield for Merkavas

    04/07/2010 8:44:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 530+ views
    UPI via Space Daily ^ | 4/6/2010 | UPI via Space Daily
    As Israel braces for more wars with Hezbollah and Hamas, the army has unveiled a miniature anti-missile system to protect its Merkava tanks and other armored vehicles from missiles that Hezbollah used with withering effect in the 34-day 2006 conflict. The system, known as Trophy, has been in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for some time but was given impetus by the setbacks the Israeli military suffered in the 2006 fighting. The Merkava IV saw its first heavy combat in the 2006 war. At the recent unveiling of Trophy at a military base overlooking the Mediterranean, the commander of...
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois losing 650 jobs

    08/12/2009 11:28:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/12/09 | Bruce Japsen
    Preparing for the future under health care reform, the parent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois will shed 650 jobs amid the economic downturn that has caused its employer customers to reduce employees and a demand from Congress and President Obama to reduce administrative costs. Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas today confirmed plans to reduce its workforce by about 4 percent across the country. Jobs will be eliminated by the first quarter of 2010.
  • Polish pianist stops show with anti-US tirade

    04/28/2009 4:23:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 51 replies · 2,584+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2009 | Andrew Gumbel
    Krystian Zimerman, the great Polish concert pianist, is usually a man of few words. He doesn't, as a rule, talk to the audience during performances. He says little or nothing in the press between his all-too-rare concert tours - not even about his habit of travelling everywhere with his own Steinway grand piano. He rarely grants them the pleasure of an encore. So he triggered more than the usual rumble of discomfort when he raised his voice in the closing stages of a recital at Los Angeles' Disney Hall on Sunday night and announced he would no longer perform in...
  • Israel successfully tests 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket shield

    03/26/2009 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 712+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 26, 2009 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The Iron Dome anti-rocket shield passed a critical test in the past 48 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday evening, in a message that will be welcomed by residents of the rocket-battered western Negev. During the test, a number of rockets were launched, "of the same type that were fired in recent years at Israel," and the Iron Dome system responded "accordingly," the Defense Ministry said, using terminology indicating a successful interception of the projectiles. The Iron Dome system is slated to defend southern and northern Israel from Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, and be a key component in a...
  • Friends with Russia or Nuclear Free Iran?

    02/13/2009 12:58:12 PM PST · by QenBirQeni · 202+ views ^ | 2009-02-13 | kilner et al
    If anyone is under the illusion that Russia has become insignificant in the international stage better think again. To day, they still pose the greatest threat to the United States. What's worse, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the general threat of terrorism throughout the globe, as well as a soon to be nuclear Iran, have caused many of our politicians to settle into complacency. No more is this evident than the utter silence of any political talk on the current negotiations by the White House with Russia to back off the deployment of the missle shield in Eastern...
  • Gaza victims describe human shield use

    01/30/2009 8:51:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 733+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-30-09 | staff
    Members of a Gaza family whose farm was turned into a "fortress" by Hamas fighters have reported that they were helpless to stop Hamas from using them as human shields. Palestinians search through the rubble of their home in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo: AP Slideshow: Pictures of the week They told the official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper that for years Hamas had used their property and homes as military installations from which the group would launch rockets into Israel, dig tunnels and store arms. According to the victims, those who tried to object were shot in the legs by...
  • The Shield final ep - likes? dislikes?

    12/10/2008 12:41:51 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 775+ views
    12/10/08 | The Hack-Man
    This was by far my favorite show. I really don't watch TV at all anymore except at break on work, but I would always go out of my way to catch up with "The Shield". Thoughts: When Mackey confesses to his crimes, hearing everything he's done at once is a real shocker. We have seen some of the things he has through the episodes, but he always has something "good" he does as well (like saving that priest from blackmail, getting that young gang banger into a juvi program, etc). But when we hear everything at once, it really hits...
  • Alexander the Great's "Crown," Shield Discovered?

    04/25/2008 7:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 225+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-23-2008 | Sara Goudarzi
    Alexander the Great's "Crown," Shield Discovered?Sara Goudarzi for National Geographic NewsApril 23, 2008 An ancient Greek tomb thought to have held the body of Alexander the Great's father is actually that of Alexander's half brother, researchers say. This may mean that some of the artifacts found in the tomb—including a helmet, shield, and silver "crown"—originally belonged to Alexander the Great himself. Alexander's half brother is thought to have claimed these royal trappings after Alexander's death. The tomb was one of three royal Macedonian burials excavated in 1977 by archaeologists working in the northern Greek village of Vergina (see map of...
  • Russia demands permanent access to shield sites

    04/08/2008 12:49:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/08 | Oleg Shchedrov and Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian concerns over Washington's plan for a missile shield in Europe will only be eased if Russian officers have permanent access to the shield facilities, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Russia says the planned shield is a threat to its own security and the row over the issue has helped to drive diplomatic relations with the United States to their lowest point since the Cold War. Moscow has, however, agreed to consider a set of confidence-building measures proposed by Washington to allay Moscow's concerns. "In all these many proposals we are interested only in two...
  • Poland Questions the Missile Shield

    03/13/2008 5:04:57 AM PDT · by buzzer · 4 replies · 374+ views
    SPON ^ | 03/13/2008 | msm/reuters
    Poland Questions the Missile Shield The formerly staunch US ally has shifted its tone, and now an ambitious pet project of the Bush administration -- a missile shield to protect Europe and the United States -- is no longer a sure thing in Poland. Until recently, it looked like the US missile defense shield was a done deal when it came to cooperation with Poland. Although no formal agreement had been signed, the government under Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski seemed eager to make the Americans happy -- and was even willing to ignore European Union concerns when it came to...