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  • Sanders Backers Storm Media Tent As Clinton Accepts Nomination

    07/26/2016 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | July 26, 2016
    Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the party’s presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee. Hundreds of Sanders backers, most carrying signs backing their candidate, conducted what seemed to be a well-coordinated march from the Wells Fargo Center to the media tents just outside the arena. They said that party officials were trying to confiscate Sanders signs inside Wells Fargo
  • 5 Uses for an Indoor Tent

    12/01/2014 8:02:25 AM PST · by lulu16 · 51 replies ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Helen Ruth
    PEST FREE During a family vacation and faced with an unexpected storm, we decided to rent a small unfurnished cabin at a state park. As soon as we had our sleeping bags spread on the floor, our pillows fluffed, and the room dark, a million feet started crawling over our faces and legs. Oh, the horror when we switched on the lights. Every conceivable, imaginable creature had crawled out of the woodwork. I had never seen so many bugs in one place. On top of that, we had several raccoons circling around the cabin. Then I remembered our tent. Not...
  • Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire

    06/30/2013 10:40:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-01-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Granite Mountain Hot Shots of Prescott, Arizona. 19 of 20 crew members perished in the Yarnell Hill fire today.- Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 80 years - and the worst since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001/ Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were forced to deploy their fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and...
  • Police burn protest tents to clear (Occupy) Cairo's Tahrir (only 11 killed)

    11/20/2011 3:42:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 2+ views
    KMPH ^ | 11/20/11 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB
    Police burn protest tents to clear Cairo's TahrirBy MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Updated: Nov 20, 2011 4:19 PM EST CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government. At least 11 protesters were killed and hundreds were injured. It was the second day of clashes marking a sharp escalation of tensions on Egypt's streets a week before the first elections since...
  • Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street's Tents Aren't Protected Free Speech

    10/19/2011 5:35:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/18/11 | Christopher Robbins
    Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street's Tents Aren't Protected Free SpeechBy Christopher Robbins in News on October 18, 2011 12:02 PM Proving that Mayor Bloomberg enjoys dancing on the razor's edge of public opinion, Hizzoner told reporters yesterday that he doesn't believe the Occupy Wall Street tents set up in Zuccotti Park are considered protected speech. "I'm 100 percent in favor of protecting—1,000 percent in favor—of giving people rights to say things, but also we have to protect those who don't want to say anything," Bloomberg said. He continues, per his eponymous news outlet: There are places where I think it's appropriate...
  • Daphni Leef: I'm Not a Leftist

    09/06/2011 10:45:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/11 | Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski
    Daphni Leef, one of the leaders of the social protests in Israel, denied in a conversation with Arutz Sheva on Tuesday that the protest is a leftist protest aimed at overthrowing the government. “As an individual I can tell you that I’m not right or left,” Leef said. “I’ve lost my faith in the elected officials whoever they are. That’s why this protest is so important. “There’s no right and left here,” she added. “What we do have here is people. Each person will live by his own faith, as they say. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that...
  • 50 flood affects families still living in tents at Charsadda

    08/07/2011 8:35:57 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies ^ | 8 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 8 August 2011, fifty families of different areas of Charsadda district were living in tents at sugar mill road Charsadda. These people lost their home in flood last year and they are waiting here for government support. These people living in tents like a Gipsy, their children didn’t eat well even in month of Ramadan. No one check the status of these people, why they are living in tents. 80 children were playing here in tents. Most of the children age between 3 to 9 years. 50 percent were students when flood affect their life. Flood not only disturbs...
  • Sheriff Joe to make county Jail/Tent City Jail pay for their meals

    12/13/2008 6:12:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 118 replies · 2,805+ views
    Sheriff Joe to make those in the county Jail/Tent City Jail pay $1.25 per-day for a county savings of more than $900,00. Now who says crime doesn't pay.
  • Team Delivers Winter Supplies, Tents to Villagers

    01/15/2008 4:24:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 82+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Senior Airman James Bolinger, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2008 – The Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Kapisa Team delivered winter coats and shoes to a village in the Nijrab district of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province yesterday. A smiling Afghan girl carries a box of shoes delivered by the International Security Assistance Force’s Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team, during a humanitarian aid drop Jan. 4, 2008, in the Nijrab district of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province. The PRT delivered coats and shoes to the village of Shoki. Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Bolinger  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Humanitarian assistance drops spread goodwill and provide basic needs,...
  • Qualcomm Stadium Provides Relief Amid the Fires (Boy Scouts set up over 500 tents)

    11/24/2007 7:37:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 142+ views
    nytimes ^ | October 23, 2007 | SOLOMON MOORE
    At Qualcomm Stadium, to which thousands of evacuees fled throughout the day Monday to escape approaching fires, the hazy and acrid air pinched the throat. Despite those reminders of the nearby inferno, the stadium seemed an oasis of order.  Hundreds of volunteers and city workers stacked up towers of pizza boxes, water bottles and blankets. Steaming cups of coffee were on offer as well as free massages and reflexology sessions.  A clown twisted balloons for children, several autism specialists were available to give parents of disabled children a break, and an electric guitarist jammed with his speaker turned low. -snip-Carl...
  • Cosy or too conspicuous? Paris tent-dwellings (for homeless)

    10/12/2006 6:39:07 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 9 replies · 539+ views
    Expatica ^ | October 12, 2006 | Agence France Presse
    Clusters of tent-dwellings have popped up like mushrooms all over the French capital. As Jacqueline Pietsch reports, they were tolerated during the winter but with tourist season now in full swing, the camps are embarrassing the government and sparking debate among residents. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame cathedral and now ... tent encampments for the homeless. Tourists to the world's most visited city have a few more sights than they bargained for this year, much to the annoyance of city authorities. Clusters of igloo-shaped tents have popped up like mushrooms all over the French capital, under bridges, along the...
  • Maricopa sheriff wants more tents to house illegal immigrants

    06/15/2006 6:29:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 843+ views
    2,000 inmates already are in two tent facilities PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants 11 more large tents to house an influx of illegal immigrants. --
  • U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families

    02/22/2006 6:48:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Sgt. David Bill
    U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families U.S. troops from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion deliver tents to replace homes lost in a recent winter storm. By U.S. Army Sgt. David Bill 48th Brigade Combat Team BASE CAMP ADDER, AN NASIRIYA, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — U.S. soldiers from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion delivered large tents to five local Iraqi Bedouin families who lost their homes during a recent winter storm which brought high winds and heavy rains to the area. "You [coalition forces] saved me...
  • M*A*S*H No More (Air Force field hospital moves from tents to trailers)

    02/09/2006 9:24:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, Feb. 9, 2006 — The thought of a field hospital conjures up images of medics rolling battle-wounded troops on gurneys into a dimly lit operating room. "We are the only surgical-based clinic at Victory Base Complex. We’ll do emergency surgery here, but then move (the patient) to a higher-level facility (in or out of theater)." U.S. Air Force Col. Christian Benjamin The 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron at Sather Air Base, at Baghdad International Airport, also faced the desert dust and worked in cramped quarters. They moved inside recently to a new 15,000-square foot modular medical clinic,...
  • Extraordinary care packed in ordinary tents

    12/29/2005 4:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Army Sgt. Dallas Walker
    12/27/2005 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- In a sea of tents and trailers on Balad Air Base in northern Iraq, shrapnel is being surgically removed from a limb, medics are racing to stop someone from bleeding to death and another life is being saved from wounds inflicted on the battlefield. It is that sea of tents which houses the Air Force theater hospital, where servicemembers and civilians get the most advanced medical care possible in a combat zone. Run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, the hospital offers trauma and specialized medical care for people throughout Iraq and...
  • Houston Evacuees Balking at Plans to Move to Cruise Ships

    09/06/2005 3:06:35 PM PDT · by wildbill · 202 replies · 3,651+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/6/2005 | Carol Christian
    Today's relocation of about 4,000 evacuees from the Astrodome and Houston's other giant shelters to two Galveston-based cruise ships has been delayed because shelter residents don't want to go. Volunteers trying to fill buses bound for Kentucky also found few takers
  • Army tents plug into solar power

    07/11/2004 10:29:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 883+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 11, 2004 | Megan Fromm
    The Washington Times Army tents plug into solar powerBy Megan FrommTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished July 11, 2004 New technology aims to make military missions safer and more energy-efficient.     The U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Systems Center is working in conjunction with Iowa Thin Film Technologies to develop tents and other fabrics made with flexible solar panels that can provide up to one kilowatt of energy, enough power to run devices such as laptops and lights.     Such capabilities would ultimately make travel safer for soldiers in countries during wartime. Extra battery packs carried by troops are sometimes left behind, providing unnecessary...
  • Iraqi Freedom vets teach younger Marines

    11/25/2003 6:57:47 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 22 replies · 190+ views
    Marine Link thru DoD ^ | Nov. 21, 2003 | Cpl. Shawn C. Rhodes
    Iraqi Freedom vets teach younger MarinesSubmitted by: MCB Camp LejeuneStory Identification Number: 2003112194839Story by Cpl. Shawn C. Rhodes CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.(Nov. 21, 2003) -- A tradition in the armed services for war veterans to pass on the knowledge they gained to the newer generation of warriors, so they can go into combat ready to face the enemy. This tradition doesn't just apply to shooting and squad movements, though. "In Iraq, it was our job to set up the command operations center tent," said Cpl. James K. Renner. A vehicle commander for 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion during Operation Iraqi...
  • New era: IDF getting rid of tents

    11/25/2003 11:04:25 AM PST · by yonif · 11 replies · 196+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 25, 2003 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    No more flapping-in-the-wind, mildew-smelling canvas tents for soldiers in the army. The IDF's Logistics Branch has decided to replace the ubiquitous khaki tents with small, cream-colored, eight-person trailers – complete with air conditioning. Senior officers say the aim in phasing out the traditional military abode is to give soldiers the best equipment and conditions possible. "The army is advancing in every field," said one senior officer. "We can't let them sleep as they did in 1948." Many a veteran can recount months of field conditions of living in tents that were muggy and fly infested in the summers, and often...