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  • FR Help needed: List of relief delivered to Puerto Rico [Vanity, I guess...]

    10/20/2017 8:28:00 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 9 replies
    FRee Republic ^ | Unknown | Uknown FReeper
    FReeper help needed, please. Roughly a week or so ago, a FReeper posted an extensive list of relief supplies and ships that had already been delivered to Puerto Rico. Would someone please re-post that list here on this thread? (A link to the original source would be even better!) My granddaughter is in a college politics course, and the prof and students say they haven't heard of any real help the US has supplied to Puerto Rico. (Of course, their source is the MSM-CNN...)
  • At 62, US special forces veteran battles against ISIS on lonely desert front

    11/04/2016 9:48:40 PM PDT · by · 9 replies
    FOX ^ | November 04, 2016 | Benjamin Hall
    NORTHERN IRAQ – On the Western side of Mosul, lies a forgotten front crucial to choking off ISIS' lifeline to Syria. Fox News recently made the eight hour trip west from Mosul to the front outside the devastated city of Sinjar and found a small outpost where a handful of men hold off near-daily attacks from ISIS fighters. One soldier manning the post was David Shumock, a 62-year-old Floridian and former U.S. Air Forces pararescueman. The American fights side-by-side with the Kurdish Peshmerga, and serves as medic and trainer to his comrades, as well. Shumock has called the dusty, makeshift,...
  • HOSPITAL HORROR: VA patients treated with bogus medical equipment, supplies Johnson & Johnson

    11/09/2014 11:28:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/6/14 | Jim McElhatton
    Unauthorized and potentially counterfeit, dangerous surgical devices and medical supplies have flowed unchecked into the Department of Veterans Affairs supply chain and into VA operating rooms, according to internal agency correspondence from a major supplier who blamed new procurement rules. The bogus supplies gained a foothold when the department started using reverse auctions to fulfill some contracts, according to both department officials and a 2012 memo from Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest medical device business. In the memo, the company told the VA it was getting surgical supplies bought from unauthorized distributors through the so-called “gray market,” and said...
  • White House in the dark over arms supplies to Israel: report

    08/14/2014 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/14/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel's campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls on arms shipments to Israel, the newspaper said, quoting US and Israeli officials. But the case illustrated that the White House and the State Department have little influence over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the paper said, quoting officials from both countries. ......
  • School Districts Cannot Require Parents To Buy School Supplies

    07/31/2013 2:22:05 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 47 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/30/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Every year, public school districts in Michigan request classroom supplies from parents. But few seem to know that these items are not mandatory — state law requires them to be provided by districts. Some parents in the Standish Sterling School District received a flier from three fifth-grade teachers listing a half dozen “necessary items” their children would need and another five “optional items.” In Michigan by law, the school district is responsible for supplying students with necessary supplies. The state Supreme Court ruled that this includes basic school supplies. Standish-Sterling Superintendent Darren Kroczaleski said he checked into it and the...
  • Cyprus Triggers Preference For Goods, Gold And Silver (Buy Stuff)

    04/02/2013 10:58:59 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    TMO ^ | 4-2-2013 | Alasdair Macleod
    Cyprus Triggers Preference For Goods, Gold And Silver Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013April 02, 2013 - 07:10 PM GMT By: Alasdair Macleod Almost certainly prices for goods in Cyprus will rise as a result of its banking crisis, because the imposition of capital controls will restrict imports, leading to supply bottlenecks. In addition residents will no longer be complacent about keeping money on deposit, but seek other alternatives. Large depositors may be trapped, but smaller local depositors will draw them down for cash to stock up on things needed tomorrow while they are available.Cypriots will therefore change their preferences...
  • This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits (

    10/27/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-27-2012 | Adam Taylor
    This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits Adam TaylorOctober 27, 2012 There's a real possibility that Hurricane Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm", could cause serious disruption to major metropolitan areas in the North East states in the next few days. As such, its better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. has some suggestions for a Emergency Supply Kit that you can keep at home: One gallon of drinking water per person per day Non-perishable, ready-to-eat canned foods and manual can opener First aid kit Flashlight* Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries (you can also buy wind-up...
  • Acorn Supplies Celebrates 1st Year, Warns People to Get Food Storage and Survival Kits Now

    05/03/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    PRWEB ^ | 5/3/12 | staff
    A perfect storm of economic worries could lead to high gas prices, inflation and unemployment. Consumers should prepare now by investing in food storage and other emergency supplies before prices skyrocket. While celebrating the first anniversary of its website launch, Acorn Supplies, a provider of emergency food storage, has a warning for consumers: get ready for rapidly rising food prices. Several dangerous factors are combining to create a troubling economic climate: Tensions rising in the Middle East between Israel and Iran, according to the Reuters article “Israel’s Barak: election would not alter Iran plans.” As many as half of the...
  • What's in your "go-bag"? (Political celebs told The Daily Caller what's in theirs.)

    08/26/2011 7:57:50 PM PDT · by martosko · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/26/2011 | Amanda Carey
    FEMA urges those living in hurricane-prone communities to prepare emergency supply kits, or “go bags.” So as a service to all our readers on the Eastern Seaboard, The Daily Caller found out what some notable hacks, flacks, consultants, politicos, operatives, and public figures are packing in theirs. We spoke with Rick Wilson, Bettina Inclan, Paul Begala, Kevin Curran, Scott Rasmussen, Jerri Ann Henry, Brad Woodhouse, Joe Pounder, Courtney Cohen, Wesley Donehue and Roger Stone.
  • COMEX Registered Silver Supplies Down to 29.6 Million Ounces

    06/01/2011 10:07:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 6/1/11 | staff
    COMEX warehouse data for 5/31 is out, and COMEX registered silver inventories are now officially below 30 million ounces, registering in at 29,631,268 ounces! As there were 31.1 million ounces of silver as of last Friday, this means 1.471 million ounces of silver were lost from COMEX registered silver supplies yesterday. It appears that most of this loss was not due to a withdrawal, but rather was due to an adjustment from Scotia Mocatta, which recorded an adjustment of 1,456,488 ounces from registered to eligible status! (Eligible silver does not qualify as inventory that can be delivered to longs).
  • COMEX Registered Silver Supplies Down 54 Million Ounces Since 2009!

    05/07/2011 10:29:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    silverdoctors ^ | 5/3/11 | staff
    While it appears that the COMEX will be able to survive May delivery in silver, Blythe and friends may not be able to kick the can down the road much longer. In 2009, total COMEX registered silver supplies were 87.4 million ounces. Fast forward to May 2011, and registered silver supplies are now 33.2 million ounces. This is a drop of 54.2 million ounces in registered silver supplies in 2 years, or an average drop of 27 million ounces/ year! Translation: the end game in the silver manipulation may well arrive in the next year.
  • U.S. Weather Could Affect World Food Supplies, Prices

    04/29/2011 9:28:18 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 48 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | April 29th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Late corn plantings usually mean lower yields. The prices on corn, wheat and beans are already at record levels and still climbing. Each day that farmers are unable to plant, the prices go higher. Corn and wheat are over $7 a bushel and beans are over $13. Eventually, this will be passed to consumers by way of grocery prices. Products that contain corn, wheat or soybeans will continue to cost more as oil, weather and world demands go higher.
  • Iowa Town Provides Afghan School with Supplies

    01/08/2011 10:03:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 8) – U.S. Army Sgt. Derrick Wygle, mortarman, fellow soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat, 34th Infantry Division, other and Afghan National Army soldiers from 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Regiment, conducted a dismounted patrol to the Najil village Jan. 3 and delivered a batch of school supplies to the school. Toward the end of November, Wygle was talking with his wife Ona, who asked him what he wanted for Christmas. In a way she was asking on behalf of her husband’s stateside employer, the Waverly Health Center, where he works...
  • Demand for vehicles in China, India tightens supplies for tires

    10/16/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 10 replies ^ | October 16, 2010 | Larry P. Vellequette, Blade Business Writer
    Demand for vehicles in China, India tightens supplies for tires Now is not the time to blow a tire. The worldwide price of rubber is at its highest level in decades as demand from China and India outstrips existing supply, leading tire companies such as Findlay-based Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. to raise their prices. Cooper Tire announced last month that it would pass along a price increase of as much as 6.5 percent, beginning Nov. 1, citing rising raw materials costs. The increase is the second time in five months Cooper has raised its tire prices, passing along a...
  • Militants attack Nato tanker convoy in Pakistan

    10/03/2010 2:19:46 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 Oct 2010 | anon
    Suspected militants in Pakistan have attacked a convoy of oil tankers ... at least 20 tankers were set on fire in the attack close to the capital Islamabad. Unconfirmed reports say at least six people were killed in the attack. This is the latest in a series of atacks on Nato convoys travelling by land through Pakistan to supply Nato forces in Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan cuts NATO supply line after border firing

    09/30/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 30/9/10 | Chris Brummitt & Deb Reichman
    ISLAMABAD -Pakistan closed the most important supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after a coalition helicopter attack killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post Thursday, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. NATO said its helicopters entered Pakistani airspace and hit a target only after receiving ground fire. The alliance expressed condolences to the families of the soldiers and said both nations would investigate the incident. A lengthy ban on supply trucks would place intense strain on the U.S.-Pakistani relationship and hurt the Afghan war effort. But that was seen as unlikely,...
  • Marines Proud of Providing Critical Supplies

    07/08/2010 1:27:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan PAO
    KABUL, Afghanistan (July 8) - ISAF forces concluded a small-scale, rapid-response aerial delivery test last week, validating a new way to get mission-critical supplies to Afghan and ISAF forces on the ground. The U.S. Third Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) and 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) spent two weeks planning and evaluating the most effective way to get supplies on the ground safely when landing an aircraft is not practical. "We are exploiting a niche in aerial delivery tactics in order to resupply Marines under all conditions," said Maj. Sam Schoolfield. The Marines pushed more than 1,300 bottles of water bundled...
  • US troops, Iraqi Police supply 2 schools

    04/15/2010 6:38:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 194+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Ry Norris, USA
    DIYALA – Eager faces peeked through windows as students tried to catch a glimpse of Iraqi Police and U.S. Soldiers bearing gifts of school supplies here, April 7. U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, and IP visited students at two schools; the Andleab school, in the Albulatif village, and the Abn Baitars school, in the Jamaylia village of Diyala province. School faculty had no prior knowledge, nor knew the purpose, of the visit. "It's an unexpected surprise," said Vice Principal Raad Mahmouad of the Abn Baitars school. "Anything that will help us is very...
  • Soldiers deliver tons of supplies for orphans

    04/12/2010 5:07:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 201+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Bryce Dubee, USA
    BAGHDAD – Nearly 75 Iraqi orphans here recently received some much-needed aid when U.S. Soldiers brought a truck full of supplies to the Iraqi capital’s Jamia Support Council. While most waited in orderly lines, one group of children performed a song welcoming the members of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion and Company F, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who were there to deliver humanitarian assistance goods, March 29. The delivery was part of an overall shipment of 20 tons of humanitarian assistance goods to the 422nd, donated by a stateside nongovernmental organization (NGO). "It...
  • Afghan-ISAF Forces Distribute School Supplies in Helmand Province

    04/08/2010 5:13:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 172+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | UK Ministry of Defence
      Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) and troops from the Afghan National Army (ANA) have distributed school books to children in the Wishtan area of Helmand Province.The densely populated area of southwest Wishtan is home to one of the largest schools in the area, teaching 50 children for five days per week in an area where literacy among young adults is very low and public schooling is targeted by insurgent intimidation. On a previous visit to the area, teacher Hafiz Hekmatullah had explained to the British and Afghan...