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  • Mel Carter Sings Taps

    09/15/2016 11:31:04 AM PDT · by gaggs · 11 replies
    Mel Carter performs the best vocal version of “Taps” that you’ll ever hear.
  • Cruz to tap Carly Fiorina as running mate

    04/27/2016 11:56:39 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 434 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 4/27 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate in the race for the White House. The Texas senator plans to formally unveil his pick for vice president Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. That's according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the plan, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized speak before the official announcement. Cruz is trying to generate momentum for his struggling campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday. Cruz has been mathematically eliminated from winning enough delegates to clinch the Republican...
  • 29 buried with honor at veterans' cemetery

    10/26/2015 12:37:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The afternoon was bright and a slight wind made it feel like a usual autumn day. The flags of the five services — Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard — fluttered, their services insignias backlighted by the sun. On a table containers were placed holding the cremains of 21 soldiers, a Marine, two sailors, four airmen, a “Coastie” and the spouse of one the soldiers and five American flags, one for each branch of America’s armed forces, which would be symbolically be unfolded and then folded again during the hour-long service.
  • US Navy Christening Ship to Honor Gun Control Proponent Gabby Giffords

    06/12/2015 3:45:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 6/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 13 the US Navy will christen a combat ship after gun control proponent and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. The ship will be called the USS Gabrielle Giffords and will be christened at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, where “Vice President Biden’s wife, Jill, the ship’s sponsor, will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.”
  • Memorial Day an emotional event for many on Fort Huachuca. More than 800 attended

    05/27/2015 5:32:24 AM PDT · by SandRat
    FORT HUACHUCA — Memorial Day is the time to remember those who gave all — their lives — in defending the freedom Americans believe in, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley told more than 800 gathered at the post cemetery Monday morning. A bright sun created shadows on the ground, as one bird constantly chirped throughout the ceremony, as a slight breeze rustled leaves in the trees
  • So ... What CAN only one person do ?

    04/27/2015 2:25:08 AM PDT · by knarf · 19 replies
    Quite a bit, we learn ...
  • TAPS and Keystone Have Similar Environmental Issues But One Critical Difference

    09/25/2014 9:46:00 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/25/2014 | Allen Brooks
    The proposed 1,200-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska may be the second most famous crude oil pipeline in American history after the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline. One has yet to be built while the other has been operating since 1977, but the two pipelines share a common history marked by environmental controversy in its approval process. The TAPS line, as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline became known as, was proposed in 1969 to move the recently discovered Alaskan North Slope oil to the Lower 48 market via tanker from the Port of Valdez. The Prudhoe Bay oil...
  • AP Smears Trail Life Boys with Misleading 'Nazi' Photo

    03/06/2014 12:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 6, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>“I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn’t allow openly gay members.</p> <p>Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life. The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle. The AP’s original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization’s “creed” during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.</p>
  • The Last 24 Notes

    09/09/2013 2:28:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | Sep 16, 2013 (you read that right) | MATT LABASH
    He always arrives early to “find my echo” (sizing up the acoustics of the church or cemetery for desired effect), though “in 5,000 funerals,” he says, “I think only four were on time.” And then there’s the additional time he spends practicing his bugle, getting a haircut, polishing his brass, shining his shoes, making sure there’s no finger-print smudges on the bill of his lid. It’s essential to “be squared away,” as he puts it, ever the Marine, in order to pay proper respect both to the deceased and their families. Doing the math, one figures Day has spent a...
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Vet Wants 'Taps' to Play Nightly—Across Entire US

    04/04/2013 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Mark Russell
    It's an ambitious plan, to say the least: An Indiana veteran wants "Taps" to be played every single night at dusk—across the entire US, reports the Indianapolis Star. Former Marine Bill Wellman has already convinced Valparaiso, Ind., to pipe the 24 notes over the 50 speakers it has mounted throughout downtown; it'll start doing so this week. And the nearby towns of Portage and Crown Point are considering it, too. Wellman isn't just motivated by patriotism, though. A subsidiary of the company the lifelong entrepreneur works for offers a digital timing box that typically handles tasks like turning on streetlights...
  • McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors

    03/28/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2013 | Bill McClellan
    Marc Garcia is a trumpet player who moonlights as a bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He plays taps at the end of graveside services. If you have ever been to such a service, you know that the haunting notes of the melody provide an emotional end to the event. Garcia contacted me recently to say that he and his fellow buglers have been replaced by a battery-operated bugle. He wrote in an email: “When I sound live taps, I put all my spirit and soul into all 24 notes that I play, and that’s the same spirit and soul...
  • Group wants to move bitumen by rail to Alaska

    01/02/2013 7:32:03 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Alison Redford’s cabinet is expected to decide in January whether the government will spend $10 million to study the idea of building a rail line to ship oilsands products from northern Alberta to a port in Alaska. The money would help pay for a $40-million study that will investigate the feasibility of a proposed 2,400-kilometre rail line to carry landlocked oilsands products from Fort McMurray to Delta Junction, Alaska. From there, Alberta’s oil would flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system to the Valdez Marine Terminal, and on to booming Asian markets. The proposal has been in the works for more...
  • Veterans Day Parade Plays “Taps” in Front of Planned Parenthood

    11/18/2012 12:32:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies ^ | 11/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A Veterans Day parade this weekend featured a high school marching band that played the song most known for marking the death of soldiers. Ironically, one pro-life advocate caught the band playing the song as it happened to stop front in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located on the parade route. “Went out to Planned Parenthood to pray,” pro-life advocate Jennie Stone said. “There was a huge Veterans Day parade going on. Hearing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful” over and over while standing in front of it actually put...
  • Obama Taps Surprise Choice For Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman

    05/25/2011 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/11 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama has chosen Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to AP sources. Dempsey is a surprising choice because he began a four-year term as Army chief of staff just last month. Service chiefs have rarely, if ever, been promoted to JCS chairman so quickly. Marine Gen. James Cartwright, an Obama favorite, had long been considered the frontrunner for the JCS post. Gen. Cartwright was passed over, government officials said Tuesday, due to an inquiry into anonymous accusations that the general had a relationship with
  • Freddie Mac Q3 Net Loss $4.1 Billion, Taps Treasury

    11/03/2010 10:53:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/3/10 | Al Yoon
    NEW YORK - Freddie Mac, the second-largest provider of U.S. residential mortgage funding, on Wednesday said a faltering housing market resulted in a $4.1 billion third-quarter net loss and another draw from the Treasury to maintain positive net worth. Freddie Mac in a quarterly regulatory filing also warned it may face significant costs related to snags in the foreclosure processes at major loan-servicing companies. Freddie Mac's third-quarter loss included a $1.6 billion dividend payment on senior preferred stock purchased by the Treasury
  • Trans-Alaska pipeline spill toll 5,000 barrels

    05/29/2010 3:41:32 PM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies · 664+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 29th, 2010 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    This week's oil spill from the trans-Alaska pipeline totaled about 5,000 barrels, making it the third-largest spill ever from the 800-mile pipeline. The new estimate of the spill size Friday compares with earlier estimates from the company that runs the pipeline that "up to several thousand" barrels spilled. That company, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., restarted the pipeline just before 5 p.m. Friday. Alyeska kept the pipeline shut down for more than three days after discovering the spill at Pump Station 9 near Delta Junction on Tuesday. The shutdown forced North Slope oil companies to slash production to 8 percent of...
  • Fallen Soldier’s Body Returning To Brevard (Right Now)

    10/08/2009 8:54:08 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 1,200+ views
    I hope this works as I am doing this wi-fi from Patrick Air Force Base across the street...there are literally thousands lined down the road here waiting for the procession of Sgt. Robert Sanchez, 24, of Satellite Beach, who died Thursday after an explosive device went off while he was fighting enemy forces. Tons of news choppers and fire trucks and flags and military and cops all over present along with the general coverage is streaming on the local channels. MELBOURNE -- The body of a Brevard County soldier killed in Afghanistan is expected to arrive at Melbourne International...
  • Bugles Across America

    05/24/2009 4:04:23 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 15 replies · 1,094+ views
    FoxNews VIDEO ^ | 5/24/09 | FoxNews
    Fox news presented a story tonight abut Tom Day who has run a group for the last ten years that will put a live bugler at a Vet's Funeral. Dismayed at the thought of a recorded Taps played at a Vet's funeral, Mr. Day has brought thousands of buglers together to provide a live Taps as an honor to our Veterans. Please see the website attached for more of the story...
  • Taps ....played well enough to make you proud!

    04/11/2009 9:35:30 AM PDT · by Keith Brown · 11 replies · 1,323+ views
    For those of you who have not seen might want to get your kleenex ready. If you have seen know you will want your kleenex ready.