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  • Great Day Shooting my Kimber!

    03/01/2013 11:11:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 25 replies
    Vanity, Uhm Cuz | 3/01/2013 | Vendome
    So I had surgery 6 months to repair a torn and wrecked Shoulder Rotator Cuff. The pain sucked before the surgery and sucked more afterward. It held me back from doing just about everything. I was tired from constantly having to shift to get comfortable and escape the pain and then there was the pain. Oh it sucked...bad. But, It's been Six Months and I've had enough of this baloney. I want to live and live it up. Went to the range today with my Sweet Baby Kimber Tac II. She had been missing me and I her but, we...
  • Take-Home Pays (Parody Lyrics for Separate Ways by Journey)

    11/26/2012 11:15:04 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs
    Now | Me
    Here they vote. They're a joke. They all want to mooch, mooch, mooch. Precious rights, losing fights. We're paying for you, you, you. Feeling freedom's gone, can tax our minds. When we can't go on, to survive the tide, their debt provides. Someday debt will find them; latch those chains of Biden. One right will remind you, how he taxed and spent our take-home pays. If tyrants usurp you, true debt won't desert you. You'll know he'll still tax you, though he taxed and spent our take-home pays. Double-time, caught between delusion and change, change, change. Campaign lies, promises he...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • The Three Stooges Take On Libya

    03/25/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 3/25/11 | Irwin N. Graulich
    It is the ultimate Three Stooges comedy--Barak mOe bama, Hil larry Clinton and Curly Joe Biden--nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. The names have been slightly changed to protect the innocent. No one understands what is going on or the precise mission in Libya because the Commander In Chief himself does not have a clue. As the Libyan demonstrations took hold against their tyrant Gadhafi whose forces responded by shooting civilians, President Obama spent the initial rebellious days of March 9th through 17th hosting a TV party to watch the Chicago Bulls defeat the Charlotte Bobcats, convening a conference on bullying, meeting the...
  • O'Donnell said China plotting to take over US

    10/04/2010 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/4/10 | BEN EVANS
    Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn't divulge. O'Donnell's comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware's 2006 Senate primary, which O'Donnell ultimately lost. She said China had a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
  • Did JounoList take down Hillary? (Part 2)

    07/28/2010 2:46:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/28/10 | Nachum
     January 28, 2010Did JounoList take down Hillary? (Part 2)by NachumOnce the names became known, then it becomes easier to track obfuscation, obstruction, and collusion.  In a Newsbusters piece written by Jeff Poor called,  What is a HuffPo Blogger Doing in the Vaunted 'Helen Thomas Seat'?   We find bonifide JournoList member Sam Stein from the Huffington Post in the chair that Helen Thomas was forced from , because a video of Thomas' brazen Hatred of the Jews in Israel.  Sam Stein dutifully carries the water for the administration in asking about the recess appointment for the controversial Dr. Berwick to the...
  • Did JournoList help take down Hillary? (Part 1)

    07/27/2010 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/27/10 | Nachum
    Did JournoList help take down Hillary? (Part 1) July 27, 2010By NachumBy now,  the name ‘JournoList’ is well known throughout the blogosphere.  The assumption is that the hundreds of JournoListas acted in a coordinated attack on Sarah Palin.   It is well known that there is admitted bias and now it is a matter of public record.  What about their actions during the primaries though?   We have the names of the ‘JournoLists’,  so it isn’t hard to look at the record.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane?  The first name that comes to mind is Ezra Klein.  He is the...
  • Media Take Note: In Arizona County, Of 64 Highway Chases Last Month, Not One Perp a U.S. Citizen

    05/10/2010 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 814+ views
    big journalism ^ | 5/10/10 | Larry O'Connor
    As media elites in their Sixth Avenue towers look down and tut-tut about those racist reactionaries in Arizona, the real people who have to deal with the real-world problems and ramifications of leftist open border political correctness are not backing down. This weekend on Phoenix’ KFYI, radio host Terry Gilberg interviewed Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. The Sheriff’s message to Contessa, Katie and all the rest? Come ride along side me in the patrol car. You’ll see the real story. During the interview, he conveyed a remarkable statistic: Last month alone, just in one patrol region, we had sixty-four pursuits....
  • Obama: Change 'beginning to take hold'

    04/16/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,245+ views
    upi ^ | 4/16/10 | upi
    MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday told a rally of supporters in Florida "the change you fought for is beginning to take hold." Speaking to a crowd estimated at 1,000 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Obama said the U.S. economy is growing after a period of contraction and banks have repaid the federal government much of the money used to bail them out of a meltdown in 2008. "The change you fought for is beginning to take hold," he said.
  • Take It Back (New Parody Song)

    04/12/2010 5:25:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies · 373+ views
  • Steps You Can Take Ahead of Changes in Coverage, Taxes

    03/22/2010 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 888+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/22/10 | ANNA WILDE MATHEWS
    After years of debate, a health overhaul is finally becoming a reality. Now what? Many big provisions don't kick in until 2014, including the mandate for most folks to have health insurance and many new requirements for health-plan designs. Before then, you'll see a mishmash of other things go into effect at various times—and of course some of the changes depend on the Senate passing the House's so-called sidecar, or reconciliation, bill of changes. [0321consum] Doug DeMark Taylor Wilhite and her mom, Amy, visited Capitol Hill in May 2009 with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers. Here are some...
  • Dr. Stephen E. Fraser, MD Comments on H/BILL

    03/20/2010 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 12 replies · 2,675+ views
    Urgert Email to Varmint Al ^ | 3/20/2010 | Dr. Stephen E. Fraser, MD
    There is a lot of stuff here to read and think about.    I hope you can take time to look at this.   I, too believe we must be informed. I am sending this to lots of people.  Some people are actually taking time to read the proposed bill supported by the President and many in the Congress.  Here is something you ought to check out, even if you don't take the time to read the actual bill.  Whether you are republican, democrat, liberal, conservative, or independent, you ought to give some thought as to how much this will change America and your individual rights...
  • Corzine Staff Is Already Preparing To Take Over Bank Of America

    11/14/2009 10:09:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,208+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/09 | John Carney
    Jon Corzine is definitely open to running Bank of America. There haven't been any formal talks between the outgoing New Jersey Governor and the board of Bank of America, according to news reports. Part of the reason for this might be that the chairman of the board, Walter Massey, is on vacation. The bank is expected to select someone before Thanksgiving
  • New lead limits take effect for small businesses

    08/13/2009 1:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 304+ views
    breitbart ^ | 8/13/09 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tighter limits on the amount of lead the government allows in children's products and a requirement for new tracking labels are stirring fear among small business owners, already hurting in a tough economy. Starting Friday, the new limits and labels are required as part of a consumer product safety law passed by Congress last summer in the wake of dozens of recalls of lead-tainted toys. Consumer advocates hailed the measures. But some small businesses, like American Educational Products in Fort Collins, Colo.—it sells classroom teaching aids like flash cards, animal models, globes and relief maps—say the testing...
  • Iraqis Take Lead in Southern Iraq, General Says

    08/06/2009 4:51:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 284+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2009 – Iraqi soldiers and police serving in the southern part of their country are performing the lion’s share of security duties, a senior U.S. military officer posted in southern Iraq told reporters today. “Iraqi security forces are fully in the lead to secure their country and their population,” Army Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, commander of Multinational Division South and the 34th Infantry Division, a National Guard unit from Rosemount, Minn., told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference. Nash said his troops support Iraqi soldiers and police in operations that span across nine provinces in...
  • Chrysler, Obama take the truth about plant closings for a spin

    05/11/2009 11:15:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1,228+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 5/10/2009 | Stephen Koff/Plain Dealer Bureau Chief
    Washington — Late in the morning on Thursday, April 30, three officials serving under President Barack Obama got on a telephone conference call with members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers. Steve LaTourette, a former Lake County prosecutor and current Republican lawmaker, was on the other end of that call. So, too, on another phone, was Dennis Kucinich, the Cleveland Democratic congressman who has built a career as a champion of the little guy. Staffers who help inform Sherrod Brown, a Yale graduate and Democratic U.S. senator, were on it. So were staffers for Sen. George Voinovich, a multi-decade Republican...
  • A.P. to Take On Web Aggregators

    04/06/2009 2:34:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,109+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 4/6/09 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Taking aim at the way news is spread across the Internet, The Associated Press said on Monday that it will demand that Web sites obtain permission to use the work of The A.P. or its member newspapers, and share revenue with the news organizations, and that it will take legal action those that do not.
  • DRUDGE REPORT - top righthand of page.

    12/04/2008 10:48:03 AM PST · by spiderfern · 37 replies · 2,729+ views ^ | 12-3-08 | By JAMES JANEGA
    CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's election. The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer's supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation's highest court. The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.
  • Thomas Breaks Tradition: Forces Supreme Court to Look at Obama Citizenship Case

    12/03/2008 11:43:31 PM PST · by BP2 · 921 replies · 18,661+ views
    THE AFRO-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS ^ | 12/3/08 | James Wright, AFRO Staff Reporter
      U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas By James Wright AFRO Staff Writer(December 3, 2008) - In a highly unusual move, U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked his colleagues on the court to consider the request of an East Brunswick, N.J. attorney who has filed a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s status as a United States citizen.Thomas’s action took place after Justice David Souter had rejected a petition known as an application for a stay of writ of certiorari that asked the court to prevent the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 15, which...
  • Look what DRUDGE HAS: Will Supreme Court take case on Obama's citizenship?

    12/04/2008 11:59:27 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies · 1,176+ views via Drudge ^ | 3-dec-2008 | james janega
    CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's election. The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer's supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation's highest court. The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells. Legal experts say the appeal has little chance of succeeding, despite appearing on the court's schedule. Legal...
  • Blame Your Hubby for Your Being Fat!

    07/23/2008 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 93 replies · 203+ views
    Sify News ^ | 07.24.2008 | Sify News
    Melbourne: Tried everything but can’t seem to get rid of your post-marriage love handles? Well, don’t question your determination for the failed plan, for the real culprit behind all weight worries is your hubby. Yes, you heard it right. According to health experts, a husband is more of a hindrance than help in a wife's battle with the bulge. "For some women, marriage definitely can be fattening," the Courier Mail quoted Dr Brian Steadman, a leading British authority on nutrition, as saying. "It's hard enough for them to stick to good eating habits when they're single, but they can find...
  • Iraqis Taking Charge of Their Own Security

    11/23/2007 7:18:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 195+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Elvyn Nieves
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi citizens are taking back their streets from extremists by taking security into their own hands. The Iraqi Security Volunteer program, an Iraqi project funded by the government of Iraq, allows volunteers from local communities to protect their own neighborhoods. The ISVs receive a three-day training program at Coalition Outpost War Eagle where they learn some basic vehicle checks and how to conduct themselves on the streets, as well as weapons training with an AK-47. “When you have local citizens patrolling their own streets, they have a sincere interest in keeping it safe,” said 1st Lt. John Suh,...
  • When Taking A Long Time Is Seen As A Good Thing

    10/08/2007 12:09:31 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | University of Chicago Press Journals
    Source: University of Chicago Press Journals Date: October 4, 2007 When Taking A Long Time Is Seen As A Good Thing Science Daily — Consumers often use the length of time a service takes as a measure of its quality. The longer a session lasts, the better the value. Indeed, a new study shows that this holds true even when judging something primarily by its duration can backfire -- for example when a longer exercise program is actually less effective than a shorter regimen or for a lock-picking service. In a series of real-world and lab studies, the researchers reveal...
  • Iraqis Take the Lead

    03/15/2007 5:40:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    Iraqis Take the Lead Army troops excel during joint cordon, search operation. By Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs ATH THA' ALBA, Iraq, March 15, 2007 -- When troops from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team, and soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, pulled up to the site where they teamed with Iraqi army soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized), the Iraqi troops had already dismounted their vehicles and were ready to take down suspected insurgents. "Working with the IA...
  • Iraqi Army takes reins in Fallujah

    02/24/2007 11:39:23 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 440+ views
    FALLUJAH -- The war in Iraq is changing gears and taking a new direction; the battles are now fought by Iraqi forces with Coalition assistance. Coalition forces are working on a daily basis with Iraqi Security Forces on patrols, as well as conducting operations in support of ISF. The Iraqi Army’s 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, patrolled its area of operation recently to gather intelligence for future operations. The IA was supported by a fire team of Marines from a Military Transition Team during the patrol. “We did a dismounted patrol and headed south to one of...
  • Take a Stand

    01/13/2007 10:38:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 953+ views
    AmericanPigRace ^ | 1/1/2007 | Craig A. Baker
    On September 29,2006 at 11:30 AM, Mr. Yousuf N. Shaikh & Mr. Kamel H. Fotough came to my office to introduce themselves to me as the new neighbors. These two gentlemen informed me that they had purchased the adjacent house along with the 11-acre tract of land from the Sacco family on 09/22/06. They asked that I remove my cattle from this 11-acre tract & remove my electrical fence. They said they were going to use the existing house as a community center. Children would be coming to play on the grounds, and as an engineer, Mr. Fotough felt it...
  • Scientists Bid To Take Neanderthal DNA Sample

    10/01/2006 11:00:57 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 765+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 10-1-2006 | Kark Mansfield
    Scientists bid to take Neanderthal DNA sample KARL MANSFIELD SCIENTISTS are attempting to extract DNA for the first time from the fossilised bones thought to be of a Neanderthal man who roamed Britain 35,000 years ago. Experts plan to use a tooth from an upper jaw to establish whether the closest relative of modern humans lived on the British Isles later than it was once thought. The fragment of an upper jaw, which was found in 1926 at Kent's Cavern in Devon, was originally thought to be human, but experts now think it could date back even further. Chris Stringer,...
  • Take back the title

    09/14/2006 8:27:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 816+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 14, 2006 | Dan Wetzel
    USC should forfeit the 2004 national crown after reports that Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted financial benefits from prospective agents. LOS ANGELES – The would-be agents who provided the house, the money for the tricked-out car, the luxury hotel rooms and the tens of thousands in cash used to roll right into the Southern California locker room after the game, right past security, to meet and greet the triumphant Trojans. The marketing agent who provided the cash allowance, the plane flights, the limo rides and the designer suits used to hang around Trojan practices, filed paperwork...
  • Taxes Take Chunk of Bartender's Hefty Tip

    09/08/2006 12:38:51 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 2,681+ views ^ | 9 7 06 | associated press
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Sept. 7) - A bartender who last week was left a $10,000 tip by a regular customer now has more than the excitement of the offer: she has the cash. Cindy Kienow received a check Tuesday from Applebee's franchise owner JS Ventures Inc. for about $6,300, her share of the tip after taxes. The customer gave Kienow the hefty tip Aug. 27 on a $26 meal. But since he paid by credit card, the restaurant wanted to make sure it was a valid charge before giving Kienow the money. "I've had a lot of fun," Kienow said of...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Take the Lead

    09/01/2006 10:04:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 313+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Michael Alberts
    Iraqi Soldiers Take the Lead Two battalions of the Iraqi Army assume responsibility of security for the majority of Kirkuk Province. By U.S. Army Spc. Michael Alberts 1st Brigade Combat Team, (Air Assault) KIRKUK, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006 -- Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division transferred responsibility of security for the majority of the Kirkuk Province to two battalions of the Iraqi Army during a ceremony at an Iraqi military compound just outside of Kirkuk, Aug. 31. “With this ceremony, we complete the transfer of security responsibilities from our friends, the Coalition Forces, to our...
  • Tamir: Public Schools Take Precedence Over Hareidi System (Israeli Religious Schools)

    08/28/2006 9:25:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 28, '06 | Hana Levi Julian
    Education Minister (Labor) Yuli Tamir announced her decision on Monday to fund long school days at kindergartens in public schools – but not in the hareidi preschool system. Tamir told the Knesset Education Committee that the public school system would take priority over non-governmental education associations, most of which are hareidi Orthodox schools. United Torah Judaism (UTJ) Knesset member Rabbi Moshe Gafne responded angrily to the decision, accusing Tamir of declaring “war against the hareidi Orthodox education system.” “The former education minister didn’t do this, [Meretz education ministers Shulamit] Aloni and [Yossi] Sarid didn’t do this,” noted Gafne. He asked...
  • Iraqi Community Leaders Take Action Toward Peace

    08/24/2006 2:15:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 363+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2006 -- Seeking a unified province free from terrorism and sectarian violence, leaders of groups in Babil came together Aug. 20 in Hillah, Iraq, to reconcile and denounce sectarian violence. Tribal sheik leaders from the Babil province sign an oath in Hillah, Iraq, Aug. 20, declaring their pledge to work hand-in-hand with all sheiks and leaders from the province, regardless of religion or affiliation. The reconciliation conference was organized by Iraqi Maj. Gen. Qais Hamza, Babil provincial police chief, in an effort to unify the province and make a commitment to stop...
  • America Supports You: Clay Shooters Take Aim to Help Troops

    08/22/2006 5:53:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 322+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2006 -- Two military relief agencies received a total of $30,000 here yesterday, the proceeds of a July clay shooting event in New York. John O'Connor (center), president of the Pawling Mountain Club, presents a check to Retired Sgt. Maj. Steve Broadway (left), of Army Emergency Relief. John Alexander, a representative of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, looks at the check he just received. O'Connor's club sponsored the Pawling Mountain Invitational sporting clay event, which raised about $30,000 in donations for the two organizations. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The...
  • Take A Holiday, Companies Tell Worried American Workaholics

    08/20/2006 7:19:26 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2006 | Harry Mount
    Take a holiday, companies tell worried American workaholics By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 21/08/2006) Americans, who are already the hardest workers in the Western world, are taking fewer holidays than they have done for almost 30 years, a survey says. In a country where most employees only get two weeks off a year plus 10 public holidays, many people are now so ambitious or so terrified of losing their jobs that they have to be forced to take their meagre allowance. According to the Conference Board, a private research group, 40 per cent of American workers are taking...
  • Legislators take aim at liberal university profs

    08/13/2006 2:51:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies · 1,151+ views
    Conservative state lawmakers are targeting what they see as left-leaning university professors, pushing a series of bills in recent and upcoming sessions designed to ensure that students are not unduly influenced by professors' beliefs. The push has raised concerns among the academic community about academic freedom, with many worried the push will put legislators and administrators in charge of the college classroom. Conservative lawmakers have floated or are planning a host of proposals that would restrict what students can be required ----
  • 4th Iraqi Army to take the lead (WOO-HOO!!!!)

    08/08/2006 4:18:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 440+ views
    Iraqi soldiers from the 7th Iraqi Army Division conduct a cordon and search for weapons caches at Al Anbar University in Ramadi, Iraq, BAGHDAD -- As further evidence to the continued progress of Iraqi security forces, the 4th Iraqi Army Division will officially assume the lead for security operations Aug. 8 in most of Salah ad Din and Kirkuk provinces, previously controlled by units from the 101st Airborne Division. The handover of forward operating bases and security lead demonstrates the progress being made by the Iraqi security forces, reiterates successes, and highlights the progress of the legitimate Iraqi government...
  • Iraqis Continue to Take Lead in Fighting Terrorists

    07/23/2006 6:22:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 458+ views
    Iraqi soldiers track down and detain terrorists based on citizens’ information. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 23, 2006 — Better-trained and more confident Iraqi troops increasingly are taking the fight to the terrorists, and U.S. troops are securing better and more actionable intelligence, thanks to their daily, long-standing efforts on behalf of the Iraqi people, U.S. military officials reported this week. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, killed five terrorists, wounded 13, and detained 47 during a two-hour firefight in Mahmudiyah South on July 21 ‘They heard the cry for help from the Iraqi...
  • UK Troops Take Taleban Stronghold

    07/15/2006 3:29:20 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 468+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-15-2006
    UK troops take Taleban strongholdSaturday, 15 July 2006, 16:52 GMT 17:52 UK British forces were backed by US and Canadian troops British troops in Afghanistan have undertaken their biggest operation since the fall of the Taleban in 2001. Three hundred soldiers - backed by hundreds of American and Canadian troops - have taken control of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand. Six British troops have been killed in or near the town in recent weeks. Military chiefs earlier defended their decision to call in US planes to drop 500lb bombs on Taleban fighters in the nearby town of Nawzad....
  • Hardline Cleric Takes Charge Of Somali Militiamen

    06/25/2006 6:42:22 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 349+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Hardline cleric takes charge of Somali militiamen By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 26/06/2006) Islamic militia in control of much of southern Somalia yesterday appointed a hardline cleric on Washington's most wanted list as its supreme leader. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys was named as the head of the Islamic Courts Union's "consultation committee", replacing the more moderate Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. Mr Ahmed, a former teacher who led the alliance in taking control of Mogadishu earlier this month, is being given a lesser role. Mr Aweys's elevation raises doubts about a deal negotiated last week with the interim government, based...
  • Border agents take gunfire; no one injured

    06/15/2006 6:26:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea
    Several Border Patrol agents were fired upon Wednesday evening in Nogales while responding to a call about a vehicle that was entering the country without going through a port of entry, an official said Thursday. Around 7 p.m. Border Patrol agents responded to a report of a silver Mercedes sport utility vehicle driving through the desert in Nogales, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency's Tucson Sector. As the agents neared the SUV, they were fired upon, he said. One patrol vehicle took rounds to the windshield and the body. The agent in that vehicle fired back as did...
  • British Take On Taliban In Five Days Of Afghan Fire-Fights

    05/22/2006 6:16:31 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 622+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-23-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    British take on Taliban in five days of Afghan fire-fights By Isambard Wilkinson in Kabul (Filed: 23/05/2006) British troops have engaged in fire-fights with Taliban insurgents for the first time since deploying in Afghanistan, it emerged yesterday. A senior British officer in Kabul said more than 100 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade helped Afghan soldiers and police fight off attacks by hundreds of Taliban fighters over the past five days in the southern Helmand province. It was also disclosed that recently commissioned British Apache helicopters have been involved in combat operations for the first time ever. "They fired at...
  • Nation, Families Take Moment to Remember, Honor the Fallen

    05/21/2006 9:13:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 219+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2006 – More than 1,000 families and friends of servicemembers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq gathered near the Washington Monument for "A Time of Remembrance" today. The event, initiated by the White House Commission on Remembrance, was designed to remember America's heroes, military and civilian, who have lost their lives in defense of the nation's freedom. It also served as a tribute to the families, whom speaker Marine Gen. Peter Pace called "the heroes here today who do not even think about themselves as heroes." "Somehow, we hope that days like today, we can tell these wonderful...
  • Neanderthals Take Out Their Small Blades

    05/16/2006 12:51:33 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Neandertals take out their small blades Bruce Bower From San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology meeting Excavations of Neandertal artifacts at two caves in northern Spain have yielded an unexpected discovery—a trove of thin, double-edged stone blades that researchers usually regard as the work of Stone Age people who lived much later. In 2005, Federico Bernaldo de Quiros of the University of Léon in Spain and his coworkers unearthed small stone blades, which they called bladelets, lying amid larger, characteristic Neandertal stone implements in a cave called El Castillo. All the finds came...
  • Iraqi Police Take the Lead in Baghdad

    04/21/2006 5:26:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 444+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams
    Iraqi Police have trained more like para-military forces than conventional police officers. U.S. Police Transition Teams continue to work with Iraqi police officers, training them in police techniques such as handcuffing and making arrests to help prepare the IPs for their conventional role. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Williams   High-Res Image Iraqi Police Take the Lead in Baghdad The Iraqi Police Force fights a faceless enemy but demonstrates daily the ability to rapidly respond to terrorist and criminal activity. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Williams 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 21, 2006...
  • Rice Urges Security Council to Take 'Strong Steps' Against Iran

    04/12/2006 6:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 350+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – It's time for the U.N. Security Council to take action against Iran following its announcement yesterday that it has enriched uranium, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. "The Security Council will need to take into consideration this move by Iran and that it will be time when it reconvenes on this case for strong steps to make certain that we maintain the credibility of the international community on this issue," Rice said before a meeting with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo here. The enrichment of uranium is in direct violation of the...
  • Iraqis Take Lead in Tactical Ops With Up-Armored Vehicles

    04/11/2006 4:47:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 318+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Kristin Kemplin, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 11, 2006 – The 6th Iraqi Army Division's military police frequently patrol the streets of Baghdad in light-utility vehicles that offer no more protection than a standard pickup truck. But thanks to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, MPs are getting a new, professional look this year. The 6th Iraqi Army Division's military police company received four Polish army vehicles in March as part of an initiative by the Iraqi Defense Ministry to provide updated equipment to soldiers. The Dzik-3s are a huge upgrade from the light utility vehicles the MPs have used since the start of the...
  • Spartans Take Reins in Eastern Afghanistan

    03/13/2006 3:29:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 355+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, March 13, 2006 – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division - known as the Spartans - assumed authority for the coalition's Regional Command East from the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in a ceremony here today. Army Col. John W. Nicholson Jr. of Task Force Spartan took responsibility for coalition forces in the region's 11 eastern provinces from Army Col. Patrick J. Donahue of Task Force Devil. Civil and military leaders, servicemembers, base employees, contractors and visitors attended the ceremony. Gov. Marijadeen Patan of Khowst province, Afghan National Army Gen. Mohammad Achram...
  • Iraqis Take Security Lead in Wake of Mosque Bombing

    02/24/2006 3:58:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 345+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – Iraqi security forces are leaning forward to provide security in areas of sectarian strife prompted by this week's terrorist bombing of a prominent Shiite religious shrine, a U.S. military official said here today. "Iraqis are in the lead; coalition forces are prepared to support as required," DoD spokesman Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable said. The world-famed Golden Mosque, a Shiite religious shrine located in Samarra, Iraq, was bombed Feb. 22. The mosque's golden dome was blown off in the explosion, which touched off a round of Sunni-Shiite discord across the country. Some Shiites have accused...
  • U.S. Soliders Take to Water to Combat Terrorists

    02/22/2006 7:40:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Simmons and Spc. Daniel Meyer scan the banks of the Euphrates River looking for terrorist activity, Feb. 16, 2006. Simmons and Meyer are assigned as scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro U.S. Soliders Take to Water to Combat Terrorists U.S. troops employ innovative tactics to thwart counterinsurgency operations. By U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro 2nd Brigade Combat Team ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — Some of them are tankers, some of them are infantryman. But...
  • Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din

    01/18/2006 8:33:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    Soldiers in first platoon "Choppin' Charlie" Company, captured a sniper near Samarra, Iraq, Monday. Some of the soldiers involved pictured left to right: Sgt Jimmy Sutton, Spc. Juan Villanueva, Cpl. Jason Kugler, Pvt. First Class Michael George, First Lt. Richard Hawkins, Pvt. First Class Jeffery Walker, Pvt. First Class Rick Monnig and Spc. Joseph Vanhook. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din Rakkasan platoon kills one sniper and detains another while on patrol. By Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2006 — One sniper was...