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  • Support Restore Nineveh Now - Nineveh Plains Militia

    12/17/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by Shery
    restoreninevehnow.org ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Jannah Hancock
    Anyone interested in either going as a voluntary soldier, or who is interested in garnering support for the ASsyrian and Iraqi Christian men who have volunteered for the new militia/military group forming to defend the Christians and other persecuted minority groups such as Yezidis) in Iraq against ISIS. This can mean financial support by individuals, church or social organisations who want to raise financial support on a one-time basis or on-going, or for people who want and/or can help gain support with through government in the U.S. or other countries. If anyone is interested in this issue and helping in...
  • Calls to election judges a 'serious attempt to disrupt' voting

    11/05/2014 4:02:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-5-14 | Brian Slodysko AND MONIFA THOMAS
    barrage of automated phone calls offering false instructions to scores of election judges was "a serious attempt to disrupt" Chicago voting operations in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, election officials said. Between Friday and Monday, an unknown number of judges — the paid partisan employees tasked with operating polling stations — received the misleading robocalls, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. “Given the level of response that we received, we suspect it was a large number of people — we don’t know how large,” Jim Allen, board spokesman, said Monday. Some of the judges received calls informing them...
  • FEMA conducts pandemic training in NY, NJ

    10/31/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 10/30/14 | Aaron Klein
    Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S.
  • Spanish Health Trade Union Leader: We Only Had 15 Minutes Of Training On Ebola

    10/12/2014 10:56:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 10-12-2014- | Euractiv
    The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Juan Carlos Mejías is the leader of SATSE, the main trade union in Spain’s health sector, representing 100,000 members. Mejías spoke with EurActiv Spain’s Fernando Heller. Did the health personnel in the Carlos III Hospital have enough training...
  • ‘Don’t Get Pulled Over’ Is Cop’s Stellar Advice To Women Afraid Of Getting Raped By Police

    09/24/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 172 replies
    mommyish.com ^ | 9/24/2014 | Aimee Ogden
    Sexual assault by law enforcement has been a problem in Oklahoma of late, with three different officers being arrested recently for on-duty sexual misconduct. Oklahoma women are understandably a bit anxious about the threat of being mistreated during a traffic stop, but Captain George Brown of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a helpful tip for anyone who’s worried: If you just “follow the law in the first place” so you don’t get pulled over, you have nothing to worry about! That’s awesome to know, because I’m pretty sure no one has ever been pulled over for a tail light that’s...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • More than 300 layoffs planned at North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney

    09/09/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 8, 2014 | Korri Kezar
    The North Texas Job Corps Center is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's national program, which helps train students for jobs.Layoffs at the North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney will affect 300 positions a little more than a month after Dallas news station Fox 4 investigated allegations of abuse at the facility. The cuts were revealed in two letters to the Texas Workforce Commission filed under the The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act. The notices said NTJCC expects to lay off 240 workers, while Fluor Federal Solutions will eliminate 79 jobs connected to the center. Layoffs are...
  • Trooper training criticized following the Lake of the Ozarks death of Brandon Ellingson

    08/31/2014 3:09:16 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    KC Star ^ | 8-30-14
    Even before divers recovered a handcuffed man’s body from the bottom of the Lake of the Ozarks, some retired Water Patrol veterans already suspected what had gone wrong. The problem, they thought, came down to two issues: training and experience. Trooper Anthony Piercy, who arrested 20-year-old Iowan Brandon Ellingson and placed him in handcuffs minutes before he drowned, lacked enough of both on the water, they say. As evidence, they point to his use of the wrong type of life jacket for a handcuffed suspect; how he seemed, according to witnesses, to rush the arrest after one of Ellingson’s friends...
  • Finding an ISIS training camp on Google Earth

    08/22/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 9 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | 8/22/2014 | Bellingcat
    Gun Safety, Self Defense, and Road Marches – Finding an ISIS Training Camp Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go through training as an ISIS terrorist? Or better yet, where you would go to find such advanced training? All you have to do to find the answer to these questions is turn to the nearest ISIS media twitter account and click on that bright blue Justpaste.it link. Let’s take a look at the photos posted in July showing one of the Islamic State’s training camps in Ninewa Province and see what we can learn...
  • Night Stalkers to Continue training over cities until Thursday

    08/20/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-20-14 | Frederick Melo and Tad Vezner
    The Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has a saying -- "Night Stalkers Don't Quit." It apparently doesn't always let people sleep, either. The airborne unit's Black Hawk helicopters arrived without warning Monday night, rattling for hours over Highland Park and around apartment buildings in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, and angering residents and elected officials alike. They'll be back. The copters are taking part in U.S. military exercises that will continue sporadically into Thursday evening -- local law enforcement officials said -- but now with a little more public notice. "It's something that we do 10 to 15 times...
  • NYT: $3B gov’t retraining program as effective as you’d guess; Years older and deeper in debt.

    08/18/2014 2:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song — you take a ton of government cash to get job retraining, and what do you get? Several years older and deeper in debt, according to the New York Times, which casts a critical eye on the Workforce Investment Act. The program first came into existence in 1998 and was expanded in the 2009 stimulus bill passed by Democrats, but does it actually help people find work and restore their economic independence? Not really, and the costs more often make situations worse instead of better: Instead, an extensive analysis of the...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • U.S. general killed in Afghanistan was key figure in training effort

    08/06/2014 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff & Patricia Sulli
    The U.S. general who was shot and killed in an apparent insider attack in Kabul on Tuesday had served in the American military for more than three decades and was a key player in the current U.S. effort to stand up Afghan security forces. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene of Falls Church, Va., was the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was the deputy commanding general for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and was making a routine visit to a training facility when he was
  • Hamas Training in Malaysia for 'Advanced' Terror Attacks

    07/30/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Uzi Baruch, Ari Soffer and Tova Dvorin
    Israeli security forces have captured a senior Hamas commander in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip - and in doing so thwarted a creative plan to infiltrate Israel to commit a terrorist attack. The terrorist - said to be a member of an elite commando unit within Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzadine Al Kassam Brigades - was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and confessed to having been sent to Malaysia to gain paragliding training, which he was to use to infiltrate into southern Israel to carry out an attack - potentially a kidnapping - in...
  • Strength Training for People My Age

    07/09/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2014 - 8:00 am | Mark Rippetoe
    I’m 58. Granted, I’m pretty beat up these days. I’ve had my share of injuries, the result of having lived a rather careless active life outdoors, on horses, motorcycles, bicycles, and the field of competition. People my age who have not spent their years in a chair have an accumulation of aches and pains, most of them earned the hard way. And for us, beat up or not, the best way to stay in the game is to train for strength. The conventional wisdom is that older people (ah, the term sticks in the craw) need to settle into a...
  • In survey, Lackland drill instructors rip leaders, say they fear recruits

    05/29/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express-News, via Stars & Stripes ^ | May 29, 2014 | Sig Christenson
    A survey of basic-training instructors conducted during the worst sex scandal in Air Force history revealed a sharp distrust of senior commanders at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and a widespread fear of recruits. In occasionally bitter comments, some instructors lashed out at basic-training leaders. They talked of stressful working conditions and declining standards that had made training too easy, with recruits even saying they expected to have a harder time. The survey, done last year and obtained this week by the San Antonio Express-News, revealed basic training remains haunted by recruit abuse and misconduct, the same issues that prompted a...
  • Stunning Images Of Chinese Riot Police Training For A "Working Class Insurrection"

    05/13/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    he US may be celebrating the HFT-rigged, Fed-manipulated S&P500 hitting Goldman's year end target of 1900 8 months early, but China has other concerns. Such as this photo series, courtesy of NYT's Chris Buckley, showing police in Shenzhen in full riot gear, training for what many say is inevitable: a working-class insurrection, or as Ifeng.com calls, it "emergency disposal operations."Via Ifeng.com, captions google translated:May 11, heavy rain, the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau carried out emergency disposal operations training activities. Participating in the training team for a variety of different emergencies riot synthesis disposal training."Demonstrators" prepare to impact SWAT."Demonstrators" armed...
  • Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

    04/15/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans are protesting the Obama administration’s plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security’s reasoning didn’t mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter in November to DHS about the proposed change, with a March follow-up to Secretary Jeh Johnson after they...
  • Breaking: FBI Documents Confirm Existence of Texas Islamic Terror Enclave

    02/18/2014 6:55:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoykqCSruY Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:37 AM FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. The Clarion Project reported: A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified...
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...
  • 1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga. (Savannah, Night Stalkers)

    01/16/2014 1:51:29 PM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew's aviation unit. The three-man crew was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation...
  • TSA Wants to Hire ‘Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business’ (for $30M contract)

    12/19/2013 3:36:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking exclusively for an “economically disadvantaged woman owned small business” when it awards its next $30 million contract for security training. The agency announced a solicitation for a company to conduct training for its Inter-Modal Security and Training Exercise Program (I-Step) last week. [Snip] Contracting offices are required to set quotas for hiring EDWOSBs by the Small Business Act, which was enacted in January. According to the law, women are “subjected to discrimination in entrepreneurial endeavors due to their gender” and it is “in the national interest” to “remove discriminatory barriers.” The act sets...
  • DOD Training Materials Call Conservatives 'Extremists'

    08/23/2013 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/23/13 | staff
    Judicial Watch obtained Defense Department training materials on Friday that described conservative and civil liberties organizations as “hate groups.” The training materials used by the Air Force were created to help students “recognize extremists ideologies.” The materials identified conservative values, such as individual liberties and states’ rights, as recruiting rhetoric used by “extremists.” According to Judicial Watch: Under a section labeled “Extremist Ideologies” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states...
  • Indiana at center of National terror response training exercise

    08/04/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://fox59.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Jake Miller
    <p>Thousands of members of the armed forces including members of the Indiana National Guard are participating in mass disaster training in Jennings County.</p> <p>Exercise Vibrant Response is in full effect at the Muscatatuck training camp and Camp Atterbury in Johnson County.</p>
  • Syria: New Terrorist Training Ground... Up to 6,000 jihadists now fighting with al Qaeda groups

    07/02/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/13 | Bill Gertz
    Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad, or holy war, in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al Qaeda-linked group the al-Nusra Front and are coming from around the world, mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia, by crossing the Syrian border with Turkey. The al-Nusra Front is the most well organized and ideologically motivated armed opposition group after the secular Free Syrian Army. “The Syrian opposition is benefiting from a steady flow of foreign...
  • Riot Control Training

    06/21/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    KCEN ^ | 6/20/2013
    A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago." PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing." They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.
  • Riot Control Training (troops to Egypt)

    06/21/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 6/21/13 | staff
    (KCEN) -- A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."
  • GOP Rep. Notices IRS Agents Training with AR-15s During DHS Tour: ‘I’m Looking Into the Issue Now’

    06/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    This little item could give the IRS’ whole “targeting” conservatives scandal a brand-new twist. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s when he toured the Department of Homeland Security: A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15's. I'm looking into the issue now. #PJNET
  • Japanese troops head to Calif. beach for training

    06/09/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 6-11-13 | JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO—Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities. U.S. and Japanese military officials said the unprecedented training, led by U.S. Marines and sailors, will help Japan's Self-Defense Force operate in stronger coordination with the United States, its main ally, and better respond to crises such as natural disasters. China may see it differently, however, given the tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over a long-running dispute concerning islands claimed by both in the East China Sea. "It's another...
  • Close Quarters Carbines, Square Ranges, CQB, Weapons Manipulation and Tactics

    06/09/2013 7:15:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Close Quarters Carbines, Square Ranges, CQB, Weapons Manipulation and Tactics   Max Velocity wrote an interesting post called The Great Tactical Training Con. I agree with him in some regards but disagree in others. This stumbles into something I have been thinking about for awhile. Over the past few years or maybe the last decade the role of the rifle in close quarters fighting has changed.  What used to be considered almost solely shotgun territory has become dominated by AR's, AK's, etc all. These rifles hold 30 rounds and reload themselves which is pretty handy. Not taking anything away from...
  • Combat in and around vehicles

    05/23/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opencarry.org ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Vandil
    After 2 months of snow delays I recently completed the vehicle combat training class I posted inquiries about last November.http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...-fire-training The class was a solo student course lead by Firearms Iinstructor and assisted (ammo bitched) by an experienced IDPA\Highpower competitor. The course curriculum was very in depth and complete. Ranging from at your door assaults, engagement ranges and choices, vehicles as cover, vehicles as weapons, point shooting, moving targets, moving shooter, moving vehicles, window shooting, cross passenger compartment engagement, vehicle egress, vehicle hard points, glass deflection, under vehicle shooting, equipment tricks, and hand to hand with pistol attacks. We covered...
  • Reservations for Sea Cruise Conference : Climb Aboard the Shrug Boat

    03/19/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 17, 2013 | Warren Rojas
    Political party planner Melissa Dawdy wants to throw frustrated conservatives a lifeline this fall. And she’s landed tea party darling Herman Cain as her first mate. Dawdy, who said she’s participated in several National Review sponsored-cruises and enjoyed those trips, sees an opening for a new wave of conservative coalition building. And she’s hoping to reel in folks who are desperately seeking their political bearings after a devastating fall, such as those at the just-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference. “The average tea party person quit the tea party after 2012. They took a face-plant,” she said of the ripple effect...
  • Training Syrian Rebels to Conquer Golan Heights and Shoot Down Israeli Aircraft

    03/13/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/13/13 | Shoshana Bryen
    No, they don't say it quite like that. But after years of hypocrisy, the Obama administration has admitted that while it declined to arm Syrian rebels directly for fear that weapons would end up in the hands of al-Qaeda forces, it has been quietly vetting and training anti-Assad forces while others provided weapons all around. Now the training is out in the open, and Secretary of State Kerry has pledged $60 million in "non-lethal aid" to the rebels. (Plus $250 million to Egypt, while Israel may take a hit of $150 million from sequestration -- makes you wonder.) American assistance...
  • Special Forces AXE their plan to infiltrate Utah and tame the indigenous population...

    03/09/2013 12:19:49 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 08, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    The U.S. Army chose a quiet community in central Utah as the training ground for Special Forces soldiers needing to develop Jason Bourne-like skills and to learn how to build a resistance movement by infiltrating the town leadership. With the deeply religious culture present in Manti, Utah and the desert landscape of the area, residents were deemed ideal candidates by the Defense Department to role play with soldiers in the 10th Special Forces as part of a two week training exercise in July on unconventional warfare tactics. Now that sequestration is in full effect, the Utah mission was called on...
  • Is There an OWS Branch of the Tea Party?

    02/24/2013 1:07:35 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 48 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    What's All This About a Grassroots Cruise? Despite "OWS" Backlash, Still Better to Lead than Lose February 24, 2013 When the idea for this 7-day conference first began to stir among a small group of independent organizers, the first suggestion was to convene at a resort somewhere, like CPAC does. But a little research quickly revealed that an upscale Caribbean cruise was actually more economical, and probably more fun. With three volunteers, and plans for a social media campaign to get the word out, Freedom on the Sea was born. Since 2009, activists have grabbed training any way they can...
  • Exclusive: Judicial Watch Breaks USDA Training Video Labeling Pilgrims 'Illegal Aliens'

    02/14/2013 5:46:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/13 | staff
    Wednesday night on The O’Reilly Factor, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, broke a series of previously unreleased US Department of Agriculture Videos featuring required “Cultural Sensitivity Training.” The program required employees to chant, “The pilgrims were illegal aliens,” never to use the word “minorities” and to replace it instead with “emerging majorities,” and other similarly leftist tripe. The sensitivity training sessions taped here were held on USDA premises, and is part of what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack termed the department’s “new era of Civil Rights” and “broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.” The training sessions were created by...
  • Army: 78% Of Combat Brigades Will Skip Training Due To Sequester, CR

    02/10/2013 3:40:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    AOL Defense ^ | 6 Feb 13 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: Rarely have such pretty slides told such an ugly story. While Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno tries to talk up "The Force of Tomorrow," Army briefing documents obtained today by AOL Defense lay out the near-term impact of sequestration, the Continuing Resolution, and unresolved overseas contingency operations needs: an enormous $18 billion shortfall for the service that will be borne almost entirely by federal workers and military readiness. You can see the slides by clicking "download this document" (up and to the left) and read the detailed talking points here, but the highlights are harrowing enough: Training:...
  • Mental health center offers free training to teachers (Is it the kids - or maybe someone else?)

    02/08/2013 6:46:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    12 News Now ^ | 2/02/13 | Adam Wright
    **SNIP** It's a two day course that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. "A lot of times what you think to do in a mental health circumstance is exactly the wrong thing to do, like telling a person who's feeling seriously depressed to 'snap out of it' or 'you have so much to live for'," said Spindeltop spokesperson Janna Fulbright. The class was offered free to educators. And Henry believes a better knowledge of mental disorders could help decrease violence in schools. "This actually gives you a little more...
  • Army's Public Training Exercises

    01/30/2013 3:02:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1.30/13 | Glenn Beck
    Beck speaks about public demonstrations of military strength... in America
  • Attitudes about guns are changing, quickly.

    01/23/2013 4:15:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | jboch
    Barack Obama and Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, along with the likes of New York’s Governor Cuomo have awakened a sleeping giant. Attitudes about guns are changing throughout America, and they are changing quickly. For example, on the national scale, attitudes about guns rights and gun ownership are very positive overall. And Americans who were ambivalent about guns two months ago are embracing gun ownership and the benefits of firearm ownership enthusiastically. Even the NRA, long-castigated by the gun control advocates as the boogieman in firearm civil rights, has a far more positive appeal to everyday Americans than does the...
  • Armed Teacher Pilot Program to Provide Free Training to Educators - [Buckeye Firearms Assoc.]

    12/20/2012 6:37:23 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 12-20-2012 | Unknown to me
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a pilot program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge. The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Pilot Program...
  • Front Sight Special Blog: When Will We Wake Up(free firearms training for teachers,educators)

    12/16/2012 10:17:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | NA
    Once again, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, arguably the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, has the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight will once again offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teachers, or full time staff members designated as school Safety Monitors. Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school, college or university. Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school’s Safety...
  • Occupier Lisa Fithian Training Union Activists for Michigan Protests

    12/10/2012 7:25:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/12 | Lee Stranahan
    Yahoo News is reporting that far-left anarchist Lisa Fithian is training protestors in Michigan on "direct action techniques" in preparation for the upcoming right-to-work protests. Fithian, exposed in the film Occupy Unmasked, is the radical frequently employed by labor unions such as the United Auto Workers. With Fithian involved, look for fireworks in the coming days in the battle for Michigan to become a right-to-work state. According to Yahoo: More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to stop...
  • Marines expanding use of meditation training (Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (“M-Fit”))

    12/06/2012 6:08:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/6/12 | Patrick Hruby
    While preparing for overseas deployment with the U.S. Marines late last year, Staff Sgt. Nathan Hampton participated in a series of training exercises held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., designed to make him a more effective serviceman. There were weapons qualifications. Grueling physical workouts. High-stress squad counterinsurgency drills, held in an elaborate ersatz village designed to mirror the sights, sounds and smells of a remote mountain settlement in Afghanistan. There also were weekly meditation classes — including one in which Sgt. Hampton and his squad mates were asked to sit motionless in a chair and focus on the point of contact...
  • Any ideas/advice for teaching respect to a difficult dog?

    11/27/2012 5:52:50 AM PST · by needmorePaine · 82 replies
    11-27-12 | Vanity
    My wife and I have a 3.5-year-old female English Springer Spaniel. We got her as a puppy from a breeder, and for the first two years of her life, we were happy with her. She's a beautiful dog bred for the field, not the show line of the breed.
  • Training for U.S. "green jobs" falls far short of goals-watchdog

    10/26/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/26/12 | Roberta Rampton | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $500-million "green jobs" program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday. As of June 30, fewer than 31,000 people who went through training programs got green jobs, only 38 percent of what had been projected, the department's Inspector General said in the report. Of those workers, less than 12,000 kept these jobs for more than six months, a mere 16 percent of what organizations that got grants had...
  • Self-defense Gun/Weapon Safety and Training Discussion

    10/14/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 63 replies
    n/a | October 14, 2012 | A Navy Vet
    Thinking about all the new gun owners out there, I thought this might be a good time to discuss gun/ammo facts, safety issues, training, and legalities within Fedgov and various State laws. This thread should also include various other self-defense items, such as: pepper spray, tazers/stun guns, batons (including extendable), other material items, and various forms of Martial Arts (including Krav Maga).
  • U.S. officials concede American lives were sacrificed in rush to implement Obama's Afghan strategy

    09/03/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies
    U.S. and NATO officials have acknowledged that, in the rush to implement the President's politically calculated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghan troops were not properly vetted, which resulted in the deaths of 45 coalition members - most of them Americans - at the hands of their supposed Afghan allies. Hence, in an extremely belated response, the senior commander of U.S. special forces in Afghanistan has finally decided to suspend training for all new Afghan recruits until they can be re-vetted... The spike in green-on-blue attacks has forced NATO officials to concede the 'painful truth': Many of the attacks might have...