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  • Israeli water desalination unit makes a worldwide hit

    07/11/2017 3:35:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/17
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday witnessed the demonstration of sea water purification technology pioneered by Israel at a water desalination unit on Olga Beach in Haifa. Gal-Mobile is an independent, integrated water purification vehicle, designed to produce high-quality drinking water. It can be useful in natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, military use in difficult terrain and rural areas to provide drinkable water, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office said. “It can purify up to 20,000 litres per day of sea water and 80,000 litres per day of brackish/muddy or contaminated river water and...
  • CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming Unit (Center on Climate Change and National Security)

    11/26/2012 3:45:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming UnitCORRUPTION CHRONICLES More than three years—and no doubt a chunk of change—later, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is quietly shutting down its insignificant center dedicated to climate change. That’s right; the scandal-plagued government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers operated a special unit that focused on global warming. Known as the Center on Climate Change and National Security, it was an exclusive division led by “senior specialists.” It operated under a cloak of secrecy that rejected all public-records requests, despite President Obama’s promise to run a transparent government. When the...
  • 1 Unit Housing Starts Actually FELL -11.25% in November NSA

    12/20/2011 1:15:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/20/11 | Anthony B Sanders
    The headlines were spewing optimism. Reuters: “Jump in U.S. housing starts points to recovery.” Todays announcement of a rally in housing starts (1 unit) of New Privately Owned Housing Units Started – 1 Unit NSA – of up 2.29% in November is grossly misleading. Why? It’s that darned seasonal adjustment again! If we use non-seasonally adjusted data (aka, raw data not tampered with), we find that 1 unit housing starts actually FELL -11.25% in November. Declining 1 unit housing starts signals a recovery?
  • Mark Levin neurosurgeon caller: not yet released Obamacare plans - older folks called 'units'

    11/23/2011 4:04:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1+ views
    From Mark's website - Also, Mark gets an excellent call from a neurosurgeon who gives an inside look on what exactly Obamacare will do. For example, instead of patients, some people over a certain age will be considered, "units," as they try to dehumanize patients and the care they receive.
  • Mark Levin Show: Death Panels Will Be A Reality With Obamacare [Youtube video]

    11/23/2011 8:21:54 PM PST · by No One Special · 155 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 22, 2011 | Mark Levin Show via Youtube
    A neurosurgeon, vetted by Levin's staff, calls Mark and talks about what he knows about Obamacare Death Panels. From 11/22/11
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Pair picked for DOJ unit probing public corruption

    03/11/2010 10:51:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 227+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/11/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The section of the Justice Department that investigates corruption of public officials is getting new leadership. The selection of a new chief and deputy to run the department's public integrity unit takes place amid an investigation of the unit's handling of the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. That probe focuses on the government withholding evidence from lawyers for Stevens. Career prosecutor Jack Smith has accepted the job of running the office and prosecutor Ray Hulser will be Smith's principal deputy.
  • Warrior Transition Unit develops ‘healing triad’ for soldiers

    02/22/2008 3:48:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 671+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There’s a special group of Army patients at this Southern Arizona Army post — warriors in transit. They are active duty soldiers, National Guard members and Reservists who have suffered physical or emotional problems while serving in combat, have been injured while on duty or have other serious illnesses as the Army’s medical community takes a holistic approach to either return them to a unit or prepare them to return to civilian life. Much of what is part of a Warrior Transition Unit is fallout from health care problems that came to light last year at the...
  • Iraqi Unit Sheds Old Taboos Through Civic Action in Kirkuk

    01/18/2008 3:37:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 62+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, USA
    KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2008 – In Iraq’s former army, soldiers were not allowed to interface with civilians. Today, “it is our duty and responsibility to take care of our people and engage local, provincial government leadership, and non government organizations,” Maj. Zyad Junade Omar, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraq Army Division’s Civil Affairs officer, said. Col. Malik Khder Ahmed Khochnow, commander of 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraq Army Division, reads to pupils at Eshek primary school in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Jan. 8, 2008. Photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, USA   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In his...
  • Field Artillery Unit Delivers Water to Residents of Thumaniyah

    01/15/2008 3:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 87+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, delivered water and held a medical clinic for the citizens of Thumaniyah, a small village south of Baghdad, Jan.12. During their first visit to the village, the Soldiers delivered 400 cases of drinking water and treated 160 women and children at the local school. “We picked out a spot we’ve never been that the council told us was pretty neglected,” said Capt. Chas Cannon, from Moultrie, Ga., commander of Battery A. During the operation, Cannon talked with local residents and heard some of their issues firsthand....
  • Unit cases flag as it prepares for mission overseas

    12/01/2007 3:48:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 108+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s Army is full of tradition. On Friday, one tradition signifying a unit is leaving and heading overseas played out on Brown Parade Field. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cased its colors, symbolically closing operations on this Southern Arizona post. By the end of the year, the flag and its 22 battle streamers and three meritorious unit commendation streamers will be uncased in Iraq. Col. John Baker said the majority of the battalion’s soldiers on the parade field will be deploying to Iraq, but two small groups will be part of communication network operations in Afghanistan and...
  • Vital role for dog unit in Iraq

    07/28/2007 1:13:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Members of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, currently deployed in Iraq, are helping their colleagues to fulfil crucial roles that share many of the risks undertaken by conventional 'teeth arms' units. Personnel from 102 Military Working Dog Support Unit based in Germany deployed to the Contingency Operating Base at Basra earlier this year to work with dog handlers from RAF Police and other Army Regiments. Prior to deployment, members were given intensive preparations to enable them to cope with the operational conditions and unexpected situations. This included being able to fulfil tasks whilst under fire or deal with potential bomb...
  • Wounded Soldier Heals, Rejoins Unit

    06/25/2007 4:27:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Curt Cashour, USA
    BAGHDAD, June 25, 2007 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Adin Salkanovic won’t spend a full 15 months in Iraq like the rest of the soldiers in his unit. Still, he knows all too well about the sacrifices of war. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adin Salkanovic points out gunner positions to Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, on the roof of Patrol Base Shakarat in Iraq's Diyala province, June 20, 2007. Salkanovic, of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Troop B, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, volunteered to rejoin his unit in Iraq after...
  • Officials Announce Major Unit Rotations for Iraq

    04/02/2007 6:09:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 2, 2007 – More than 7,000 servicemembers will deploy to Iraq in the coming months, including two units that will not have been back at their home stations for the year they expected when they returned home from their last deployments, Defense Department officials said today. The rotations will enable commanders in Iraq to maintain 20 brigade combat teams in the theater through the end of August, officials said. The 3,500 soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., will return to Iraq 47 days before their one-year stateside “dwell break” is finished. The...
  • Sustainment Unit Weathers Dust Storm at Iraq Range

    03/09/2007 3:45:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Conner, USA
    BESIMAYA RANGE, Iraq, March 9, 2007 – In the stillness, it's as fine as talcum powder, clouding at the ankles with each footfall. Churned and driven by the wind, it strips exposed skin of moisture and seamlessly works its way into everything: eyes, noses, clothing, weapons -- anything in its path. Army Spc. David Geisman (left) and Spc. Chad Dunford do their best to shield themselves from blowing sand during a March 5 windstorm at Besimaya Range Complex in Iraq. The soldiers are assigned to both of Company A, 1/115th Field Artillery, 867th Corps Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade....
  • DoD Announces Afghanistan Unit Extension

    01/25/2007 3:36:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2007 – Some 3,200 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, will have their tour in Afghanistan extended for up to 120 additional days, Defense Department officials announced today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates approved the extension was based on the recommendations of commanders on the ground, whom Gates visited last week, Bryan Whitman, a DoD spokesman, said. The extension will provide military capability for NATO to build on the success achieved in promoting stability and security in Afghanistan while denying safe haven for the Taliban, he said. “What is certain is that Secretary Gates...
  • All-Druse unit returns without single casualty

    08/14/2006 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 0:49 | YAAKOV KATZ
    They hiked over 40 kilometers, killed close to 20 Hizbullah guerrillas and spent 32 days in Lebanon without a single casualty. But on Monday, soldiers from the Herev Battalion emerged from battle, sweaty, dusty and tired making history twice - as the first battalion to enter Lebanon and the one to spend the longest amount of time deep in enemy territory under Operation Change of Direction. The battalion, consisting strictly of Druse soldiers from northern Israel, was on its way to take control of the northern border with Lebanon on July 12, when Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped...
  • Civil Affairs unit helps Iraqis help themselves

    08/03/2006 5:49:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. James Hunter
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Soldiers from Company A, 425th Civil Affairs Battalion, part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, distributed about 100 blankets, 50 hygiene kits and a box of soccer balls to Iraqi families Saturday during a humanitarian assistance mission in Karkh. Nearly three months ago, a rocket was fired at a building within the International Zone in central Baghdad . The rocket misfired however and hit the residential area, destroying many homes. Initially, Coalition Forces went into the area following the attack and distributed clothing, food and water. They did not have enough materials to distribute...
  • Marine unit cares for fallen (Grab Tissues)

    08/02/2006 6:16:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Stephen Holt
    Marine Sgt. Scott Reckefus, a 23-year-old native of Manassas, Va. folds a flag over a transfer case, which is used to protect the remains of service members during transit July 19. Story and photo by Cpl. Stephen Holt1st Marine Logistic GroupWhen Cpl. Julian A. Ramon was killed while fighting terrorists in Ramadi July 20, he began the long journey home to where he’d be laid to rest. The process of getting Ramon to his loved ones and final resting place started that night in an old Iraqi Air Force hangar surrounded by his fellow warriors who would make sure he...
  • Iraqi Unit Trained to Deal with Crisis Situations

    07/05/2006 4:32:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    U.S. Army Col. David Gray, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, addresses the crowd during a ceremony honoring the new Emergency Response Unit. The unit covers all of Kirkuk province and acts much like a 9-1-1 center. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer Iraqi Unit Trained to Deal with Crisis Situations KirkukÂ’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is a new group of police officers trained to deal with crisis situations. By U.S. Army Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 5, 2006 -- When a call comes in to a 9-1-1 center in...