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  • Updated: Federal judge lifts last of injunctions against transgender military ban

    03/07/2019 1:16:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Rebecca Kheel
    The last injunction blocking President Trumps transgender military ban from taking effect was lifted by a federal judge Thursday, moving the administration closer to being able to enforce the policy. In a six-page order issued on Thursday, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge George Russell III wrote that he was lifting his injunction because the court is bound by the Supreme Courts decision to stay the preliminary injunctions in their entirety." Though courts have now ruled to lift all four injunctions that had been placed on the policy, advocates for transgender troops say one remains in effect...
  • Pelosi Says Trumps Ban on Transgenders in the Military Is Designed to Humiliate Brave Americans

    03/06/2019 12:25:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 6, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a Tweet sent out on Tuesday night that President Donald Trumps ban on transgenders serving in the U.S. military is designed to humiliate brave Americans. Trumps trans ban is designed to humiliate brave Americans, she said. It is deeply concerning that DOD officials appear to have given inaccurate testimony to Congress to justify a discriminatory policy. We must ensure that hate doesnt dictate our national security. To back up her assertion that DOD officials appear to have given inaccurate testimony to Congress, Pelosi linked her Tweet to a statement put out by...
  • Money in plain sight set-up, to see what people do video

    05/18/2016 5:42:50 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    youtube, e-mail ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | RYAN from HAMMY TV
    I got this in my e-mail this morning and I thought it worthy of proclamationIt's short of six minutes
  • Erika Lopez, first Tenn. woman to enlist for combat role, goes AWOL from Army (now deserter)

    02/04/2016 10:11:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    The first woman in Tennessee and the fourth in the nation to enlist as a combat engineer in the Army went AWOL last month and is now considered a deserter, according to a military spokesperson. Erika Lopez made headlines in July when she enlisted for a role that could put her on the front lines of battle, just after the U.S. Army lifted its ban on women in combat roles. Ms. Lopez was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, by September but was placed on convalescent leave by the end of the year, according to a local CBS...
  • Cruz: Obama ‘More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating...

    12/09/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cruz: Obama 'More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating Our Enemy'Morale in the U.S. military has “plummeted” in recent years because President Barack Obama “doesn’t support our soldiers,” won’t even name the enemy “radical Islamic terrorism,” and is “more interested in promoting homosexuality in the military” than in “defeating our enemy,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).During a conference call with Bishop E.W. Jackson of the National Emergency Coalition (NEC), Senator Cruz said, “You look at the military and one of the things we’ve seen is morale in the military under the Obama administration has...
  • Transgender in the military: A Pentagon in transition weighs its policy

    04/11/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Over the past decade, Sgt. Shane Ortega has served three combat tours: Two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man. Ortega is a helicopter crew chief in the Armys 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He was born female and would like to serve the rest of his career as a man. That would require a significant change in Pentagon rules, which require that transgender troops be discharged from military service, usually on medical grounds. Last summer, medical tests showed Ortega had elevated testosterone levels...
  • Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

    03/15/2014 2:11:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 97 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jennnifer Hlad
    The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a co-ed experimental task force to evaluate how female Marines perform as part of a ground combat unit, Marine officials said. The task force will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman. The task force will look like a small battalion landing team with attachments such as artillery, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles similar to the ground combat portion of a...
  • Navy prepares submarines for 1st female officers

    08/01/2011 9:59:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    nctimes.com ^ | 29 July 2011 | Michael Melia
    HARTFORD, Conn. ---- For Ensign Peggy LeGrand, the biggest concern about serving on a submarine is not spending weeks at a time in tight quarters with an entirely male crew. What worries her is the scrutiny that comes with breaking one of the last gender barriers in the U.S. military. "I have a feeling more people will be focused on us. Our mistakes and successes will be magnified more than they deserve," said LeGrand, 25, a Naval Academy graduate from Amarillo, Texas. LeGrand is among a small group of female officers who are training at sites including Groton, Conn., to...
  • Women to begin serving on U.S. submarines

    10/24/2010 4:48:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies · 3+ views
    Women will begin serving on four U.S. submarines in December 2011, the U.S. Navy announced Thursday. Twenty-four are in training to be the first women to serve aboard U.S. submarines, the Navy's Submarine Group 10 said in a statement. The subs on which they will deploy are the USS Wyoming and USS Georgia, both homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia, and the USS Ohio and USS Maine, homeported in Bangor, Washington. The Navy said it will not identify the women until they have completed their submarine training. The 24, chosen from graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, ROTC programs and Officer...
  • Mixed-sex submarine crews 'would not be useful'

    03/10/2010 7:41:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 509+ views
    Prtismouth News ^ | 3/10/2010 | Matt Jackson
    A man who commanded four British submarines has said that allowing women to serve in them would be difficult. The navy is looking to send 20 women officers to serve in Britain's four Vanguard class boats. The navy said it is looking at the design of its larger submarines to see if mixed sex accommodation could be incorporated and is looking again at the reason it has given to ban women. But Commander Jeff Tall said the navy's move to send women to serve in nuclear boats on a trial would not be popular in the service. He said: 'It's...
  • US Navy lifts ban on women in submarines: officials

    02/23/2010 4:37:04 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 85 replies · 1,416+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/23/2010 | AFP
    The US navy has decided to allow women to serve on submarines, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday, ending one of the last all-male bastions in the American military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved the recommendation and sent letters to Congress on Monday informing lawmakers of the plan, officials said. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Admiral Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, had briefed Gates on the change and "he's endorsed it and sent it on to Congress," press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters. Lawmakers have 30 days to comment on the move before it goes into effect, officials said. American...
  • Gay parents head to Easter event

    04/17/2006 4:07:08 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 139 replies · 2,672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 April 2006 | Joseph Curl
    Dozens of homosexual parents who spent the night outside the White House on Friday will attend this morning's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, and they will be joined by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The homosexual parents plan no overt protest at the children's event -- no chants, no signs. But they will be wearing rainbow-colored leis to push their message that homosexual parents are equally as capable as any of raising children. "I don't think this is a protest," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Pride Coalition. "Showing up, participating fully in an...
  • Scot Cardinal: Gay Adoption Makes Children Guinea Pigs in Some Distorted Social Experiment

    01/16/2006 1:59:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 740+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/05 | Terry Vanderheyden
    EDINBURGH, January 16, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) A decision by Scottish lawmakers to allow same-sex couples to adopt has been condemned by Roman Catholic prelate Cardinal Keith OBrien, who warned that the measure would make Scotlands orphans guinea pigs in some distorted social experiment. The Cardinal has asked that Catholic adoption agencies be allowed a conscience clause to exempt them from the ruling, so as not to be forced to place children in homes with same-sex guardians. OBrien is worried that Catholic adoption agencies would eventually be forced into placing children with same-sex couples. Galloway Bishop John Cunningham, chair of the...
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...
  • McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat

    05/19/2004 2:57:19 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 204+ views
    WND ^ | May 19, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    WND AT THE WHITE HOUSE McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat Spokesman queried about rapes, pregnancies in co-ed military Posted: May 19, 2004 5:40 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. By Les Kinsolving 2004 WorldNetDaily.com At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about sexual assaults in the military and women in combat. WND: Scott, the top of Page 1 of Sunday's New York Times...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part VIII of Women Warriors:European Women Leaders ~ March 9, 2004

    03/09/2004 3:19:11 AM PST · by LaDivaLoca · 617 replies · 5,501+ views
    GenderGap.com ^ | March 9, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! Part VIII: European Women Leaders and Defenders Throughout the middle ages noble women vigorously, and often successfully, defended their own or their male relatives, lands and castles. Around 890 AD Thyra, Queen of Denmark, ruled in her husband's absence. She led her army against the Germans who invaded Sleswick and Jutland and over a 3 year period built the Danneverke, a great wall which...
  • Nothing to smile about

    02/17/2004 6:11:18 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 3 replies · 207+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 17, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    Nothing to smile about Posted: February 17, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2004 David H. Hackworth "For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For the want of the shoe, the horse was lost; For the want of a horse, the rider was lost; For the want of the rider, the battle was lost; For the want of the battle, the kingdom was lost; And all for the want of a nail." Swap "nail" for "tooth" in Ben Franklin's epigram and you've captured part of the plight of today's U.S. Army. For the past three years, about one...