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  • Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

    08/26/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26 , 2015 | Carol Morello
    A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security. The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.
  • Egypt sacks 41 judges for supporting the Brotherhood: sources (orders compulsory retirement)

    03/14/2015 11:58:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/14/15 | Mahmoud Mourad - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian disciplinary court ordered 41 judges into compulsory retirement on Saturday for supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown on political dissent. The government has implemented a harsh crackdown on Islamists as well as secular political opponents since then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. The Disciplinary Council headed by judge Nabil Zaki did not immediately release the reason for its decision, but the judicial sources said 31 of the judges were sent into compulsory...
  • Egyptians to Obama and CNN: 'Why are you supporting terrorism?'

    07/06/2013 12:08:11 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 35 replies
    Allvoices.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Hasan Amin
    Egyptians are asking Obama and CNN, “Why are you supporting terrorism?” Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was forced from office by protestors who did it through peaceful protesting exactly as they did two years ago with former dictator Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak. So the Egyptians want to know, why do CNN and the Obama administration see it as a coup?
  • Why is Herman Cain Supporting Newt Gingrich?

    01/30/2012 7:44:38 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Why is Herman Cain supporting Newt Gingrich? Jan 30, 2012 - 6:25 - Former GOP candidate talks endorsement
  • Ten richest celebs supporting OWS have collective net worth over a billion dollars

    10/28/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/28/11 | Thomas Lifson
    Celebrity airheads who are supporting the occupiers are feeding Wall Street to the crocodile, forgetting that the beast quickly gets hungry for more. Celebrity Net Worth has a highly amusing article on the subject. The top ten: #1 Yoko Ono Net Worth - $500 million. Ono stated "I love 'Occupy Wall Street'! John is sending his smile to 'Occupy Wall Street'. I am sending my love to 'Occupy Wall Street'. We are all working together. " #2 Russell Simmons Net Worth - $325 million Keep in mind that on top of being a hip-hop mogul Simmons is the founder of...
  • Are Celebrities Supporting Occupy Wall Street the Movement's Heroes, or Hypocrites?

    10/13/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 5 replies
    Kanye West visited Occupy Wall Street in a $355 Givenchy shirt topped with wearing gold grills and chains. Alec Baldwin claims he supports Occupy Wall Street, but makes big bucks starring in commercials for Capital One Bank. Numerous other celebrities who annually pull in multiples of the average American salary also say they sympathize with the plight of the so-called 99 percent. So are the stars who say they support the Occupy Wall Street movement some of the cause’s heroes, or are they hypocrites? Producer and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, who brought West to the protests at Liberty Square/Zuccotti...
  • Gingrich Says He Doesn't Regret Supporting Medicare Drug Plan Which Is Now a $7.2 Trillion Unfunded

    03/18/2011 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 3/18/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) -- Former House Speaker New Gingrich (R-Ga.), a likely 2012 presidential candidate, told CNSNews.com today that he does not regret supporting the enactment of the Medicare prescription drug plan which now presents the federal government with a $7.2 trillion unfunded liability. An unfunded liability is a benefit the federal government has promised to pay that is not matched by tax revenue to fund it and thus represents an anticipated increase in the national debt.
  • America Supports You: Navy Honors Montel Williams for Supporting Sailors, Marines

    03/20/2008 4:51:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 331+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2008 – To recognize his continuous support and recognition of sailors, Marines and their families throughout his 17 years on television, the Navy presented its Superior Public Service Award to Montel Williams yesterday in New York during the taping of his long-running program’s final show. The Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award is presented to Montel Williams March 19, 2008, in New York for his continuous support and recognition of servicemembers and their families throughout his 17 years on television. Capt. Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Director, Joint Public Affairs Support Element Reserve, presented the award...
  • Poll: Just a quarter of Californians open to supporting Bloomberg

    01/25/2008 9:19:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 74+ views
    THE RACE: Bloomberg in the presidential race in California --- THE NUMBERS - Would consider supporting Bloomberg for president in 2008 All voters, 25 percent Democrats, 23 percent Republicans, 20 percent Independents/others, 38 percent --- THE NUMBERS - See a Bloomberg independent candidacy as good for the country All voters, 29 percent Democrats, 25 percent Republicans, 25 percent Independents/others, 47 percent --- OF INTEREST: Presidential speculation has swirled around New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg since he switched from Republican to independent last year. But Californians do not have an automatic positive response to Bloomberg, who made billions with his self-named...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation 12-22-07

    12/22/2007 10:26:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 183+ views
    WwhiteHouse.gov ^ | 12-22-07 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryDecember 22, 2007 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Holiday in the Parks THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Christmas is just a few days away. As Americans gather around the tree with family and friends, we remember the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard men and women who will be spending this holiday far away from their homes and loved ones. America is blessed to have men and women willing to step forward to defend our freedoms and keep us safe from our enemies. We are thankful for their...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Supports Veterans Past, Present

    08/18/2007 10:29:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 142+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2007 – Veterans health care facilities have a friend in a newly formed nonprofit organization. The Gerald T. Parks Memorial Foundation’s mission is to support veterans, past and present, by providing funds to help repair and develop military and Veterans Affairs health care facilities, one of the foundation’s chairmen said. “We have just begun our initial project,” Terri Pendleton said. “We received our (nonprofit) status on June 28. Since then, we have contacted the Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia, S.C., as well as the outpatient clinic in Rock Hill.” Both of the facilities have provided the...
  • America Supports You: Group Takes Action For Servicemembers

    08/10/2007 4:23:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 107+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2007 – Volunteers in San Jose, Calif., are providing some of the niceties of home to troops serving in hostile and remote areas of the world. These boxes represent the first official shipment of packages from Operation: Action Packed! to servicemembers stationed at Camp Hit, Iraq. The group sends care packages to more than 180 servicemembers each month. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Members of the group, “Operation: Action Packed!” believe they can “all do something to make a difference in the world,” the group’s president, Daniella Magnano, said. “We strive to move...
  • America Supports You: Former Chairman Praises USO for Supporting Troops (Gen. Mters)

    08/10/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 111+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2007 – The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the United Service Organizations yesterday for the support the group gives men and women in uniform. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, a new USO board member, represented the organization in accepting a check for $325,000 from S&K Sales. The company does business with the Defense Commissary Agency and raised the money through its annual fundraising effort. S&K has donated more than $2 million to the USO over the past 10 years, Mark Phillips, a USO spokesman, said. During yesterday’s check-presentation ceremony here,...
  • Supporting terrorists now a 'thought crime'

    07/14/2007 2:24:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 893+ views
    The Age ^ | 7/15/07 | Carmel Egan
    SYMPATHISING with a terrorist organisation is now a "thought crime" in Australia, say human rights lawyers concerned about the use of anti-terrorism laws against Gold Coast-based doctor Mohammed Haneef. They warn the case against Haneef, an Indian national who worked at Gold Coast Hospital and yesterday became the first person to be charged in Australia with "recklessly" supporting a terrorist organisation, leaves thousands of people open to similar charges if they show even "a minute level of support to a terrorist organisation". Haneef was charged after leaving his mobile phone SIM card with two cousins allegedly involved in the recent...
  • America Supports You: Missouri Shows Generosity

    06/28/2007 4:13:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 247+ views
    DALLAS, June 28, 2007 – When it comes to showing support for America’s troops, Missouri is living up to its nickname as the “Show Me State” by sending nearly 4,000 base and post exchange gift certificates to soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines. So far this year, supporters from 45 states and the District of Columbia have contributed to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “Gifts From the Homefront” program, with Missouri far and away the most generous, sending an average of 778 military exchange gift certificates a month. Missouri is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and the Army’s...
  • Pace Will Stay Focused on Supporting Troops in Combat

    06/21/2007 5:57:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today he is going to stay focused on his job of providing the best military advice to the president, vice president, defense secretary and rest of the National Security Council until his term expires at the end of September. Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke along with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at a Pentagon news conference. Reporters asked Pace about the fact that Gates did not nominate him for a second two-year term as chairman. Gates, saying he wanted to spare the military a divisive confirmation...
  • America Supports You: Supporting Troops Never Gets Stale for Girl Scouts

    05/29/2007 5:21:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 207+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2007 – Girl Scouts in southern Nevada are preparing to ship more than 11,000 boxes of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs and other Girl Scout cookies to servicemembers overseas. The Scouts’ donation was made possible through the generosity of the Girls Scouts of Frontier Council, which donated the cookies. The Nevada Benefits Foundation offered its assistance by coordinating the effort and covering the cost to ship the cookies to servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Community service is a long-standing tradition in Girl Scouting, allowing girls to learn the value of helping others,” Toni Carey, product sales director...
  • Iran: US 'supporting terrorists'

    04/06/2007 10:29:15 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 690+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 4-6-2007 | staff writer
    The United States is supporting anti-Iranian groups operating out of Pakistan's remote border regions, the speaker of Iran's parliament has said. Gholamali Haddadadel accused the US of trying to put pressure on the government in Tehran, but said Pakistan was not involved in the operations. "There is no doubt in our minds that the United States spares no effort to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said.
  • America Supports You: Texas Teen Focuses on Supporting Troops

    03/02/2007 6:19:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 224+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Gleason
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2007 – As a senior in high school, Tania Foster could easily focus all her energy in preparing for her collegiate pursuits in biochemistry this autumn. However, the 18-year-old is instead putting her spare time into helping others -- primarily the men and women of the armed forces -- through her nonprofit organization “Dallas is Love.” During a family vacation to South Korea in 2004, she interacted for the first time with U.S. troops stationed there. “I had no idea of the strain that they were under, as the majority of them are in Korea without...
  • America Supports You: Iowa Boy Makes Mark Supporting Troops

    12/17/2006 12:41:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 439+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    BLAKESBURG, Iowa, Dec. 17, 2006 -- Of the 136 scrapbook pages Blakesburg (Iowa) Elementary School students made for Connect and Join’s “World’s Largest and Greatest Scrapbook,” one in particular stood out. Sawyer Deevers, 5, shows Linda Dennis, founder of Connect and Join, how his Brailler works while his Braille teacher, Lane Anthony, looks on. The Blakesburg (Iowa) Elementary kindergartener has been blind since birth. But, through the use of his ‘Brailler,’ he participates in regular classroom activities like creating scrapbook pages for Connect and Join's "World's Largest and Greatest Scrapbook" for the troops. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley   '(Click...