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  • The Supreme Court should throw out ObamaCare (but if it doesn’t, I will)

    11/27/2011 3:26:30 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 43 replies
    North Star Writers ^ | 11/27/11 | Herman Cain
    No one knows what the outcome will be, but it was certainly welcome news when we learned recently that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule next summer on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. And while it is not the Court’s job to rule on the merits of the legislation itself – only on the considerable constitutional issues the misguided law presents – the Court will nevertheless do the nation an enormous favor, in terms of policy as well as liberty, by tossing out this abysmal piece of legislation. The consequences of ObamaCare are already afflicting the nation. Since it passed –...
  • 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
  • “They don’t call them patients, they call them units” (Sarah was right, again)

    11/24/2011 6:59:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Wizbang ^ | November 24, 2011 | Rick Rice
    Remember when they laughed off, ridiculed and otherwise denied Sarah Palin’s assertion that Obamacare would usher in death panels? Listen to this neurosurgeon, fresh from a seminar in Washington DC, tell about what it is that the HHS has in store for seniors: (AUDIO AT LINK) The Anchoress calls it what it is. Evil: So if you are a 70 year-old Nancy Pelosi, or Paul Krugman — with a potent private health insurance plan such as the one enjoyed by Members of Congress and other bureaucrats — you will get every appropriate surgery and treatment applicable. But if you are...
  • 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.
  • Gay Sensitivity Training for Units in Combat?

    02/25/2011 11:58:59 AM PST · by Bumpus2 · 15 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 2/25/11 | Blind Blueberry
    Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training—The Washington Times, Feb. 25 From: Commander U.S. Forces, Afghanistan To: All Officers Re: Homosexual Sensitivity training As everyone by now knows, the president has signed the order rescinding Defense Directive 1304.26 – “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” As the DOD implements this policy change, all U.S. forces in every theater must receive integration training, otherwise known as “sensitivity training.” This training will be immediately and will include every unit in this theater, including combat units, wherever they are operating.
  • Officials Announce First Afghanistan Surge Units

    12/07/2009 3:18:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 364+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2009 – About 16,000 Marines and soldiers have been notified they will deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama’s new strategy. Obama announced his decision to deploy 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in the first half of 2010 on Dec. 1. The troops in today’s announcement primarily will come from Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Camp Pendleton, Calif., Pentagon officials said today. More notifications will be made in the weeks and months ahead, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. These initial deployments will join the 68,000 American troops already in the country. At the...
  • Defense Department Announces Upcoming Iraq Deployments

    09/30/2008 4:20:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 792+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2008 – The Defense Department today announced replacement units scheduled to deploy next year to Iraq. About 26,000 troops from an Army corps headquarters, an Army division headquarters, a Marine expeditionary force headquarters, an Army fires brigade and six Army brigade combat teams are scheduled to rotate into Iraq between this winter and next summer, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Units receiving deployment orders are: -- 1st Corps Headquarters, Fort Lewis, Wash.; -- 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; -- 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; -- 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort...
  • Reserve-Component Units Cited for Superb Family Support

    02/15/2008 4:07:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 105+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2008 – Seven reserve-component units were recognized for their superlative support of families of deployed servicemembers during an award ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes today. Sharon M. Semrow is a volunteer family-support coordinator for the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, based in Chicago. She works with families and Marines assigned to the battalion’s Fox Company located in Milwaukee. Semrow’s unit is one of seven reserve-component organizations that received the 2007 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon, Feb. 15, 2008. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo...
  • America Supports You: Boxes of Support Boost ‘Adopted’ Units

    02/04/2008 3:22:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 61+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2008 – Support by the boxful from a New York home-front group is keeping servicemembers’ spirits high as they serve overseas. “Being so far away from home, we want our daughter, son-in-law, and the 450 soldiers in their unit and other units to know that we love them, and think about them every day,” said Sylvester Henry, president of Adopt A Unit US. “Our objective is to provide the (servicemembers) with an abundance of support and comfort in order to encourage strength and optimism (while) bringing them as close to home as possible.” Helping servicemembers feel...
  • VMU-2 provides AL Qaim ground units extra eyes in skies

    11/06/2007 4:50:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 77+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Anthony Guas
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2007) -- Being able to see and assess a situation in a combat environment is essential for success. Sometimes service members wish they had an extra pair of eyes, or eyes on the back of their heads. Thanks to one unit, the Al Qaim ground units have an extra pair of eyes. Those extra eyes are provided by the Marines and civilians that analyze information and operate the Scan Eagles flown by Marine Unarmed Aerial Squadron 2, Detachment B. “The basic mission here is to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support via the Scan Eagle...
  • Iraqi forces take pride in themselves, their units

    07/31/2007 6:04:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 260+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. W. Wayne Marlow
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH — Iraqi Soldiers and police officers creep in file along the dusty path, ignoring or pretending to ignore the escalating heat. Their boots hitting the dusty trail are the only sound, the lonely road the only scenery. Suddenly, one of them notices a large white delivery truck parked off the road amongst some trees. While the rest pull security, he checks the deliveryman and his truck for any weapons or explosives. Everything is okay, so the patrol sets off again. Throughout the day there are other challenges, such as angry mobs and suspicious boxes. It’s all...
  • Additional Units Stand Up to Assist Wounded Warriors

    06/08/2007 4:30:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 112+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 8, 2007 – Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials yesterday activated the second and third companies focused solely on overseeing the health, welfare and morale of “warriors in transition.” Walter Reed officials activated Battle Company and Chosen Battery of the Warrior Transition Brigade, while the much-maligned Medical Hold Company was deactivated, during a ceremony. Battle Company and Chosen Battery join Able Troop, which was activated April 27, as part of the new Warrior Transition Brigade “to facilitate the healing process of warriors in transition and their families physically, mentally and spiritually,” said Army Col. Terrence McKenrick, the...
  • ‘Surge’ Units to be Fully Trained, Equipped, Leaders Say

    02/27/2007 4:50:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 189+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2007 – The Army and Marine Corps units that will make up the 21,500-troop surge to Iraq will meet the same standards of training as every unit that deploys and have all the equipment they need to accomplish the mission, leaders from the two services said here today. The Army is deploying five brigade combat teams and a division headquarters to Iraq, in addition to extending one National Guard BCT already in theater. None of the five BCTs will deploy with less than a year between deployments, and each will meet the Army’s pre-deployment training regimen,...
  • BOSS Representative Enhances Unit’s Morale

    07/18/2006 5:07:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Defense News ^ | Capt. Lyn Graves
    U.S. Army Spc. Miranda Pressley BOSS Representative Enhances Unit’s Morale By Capt. Lyn Graves 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 18, 2006 -- Keeping up a deployed unit’s morale is vital to sustained operational readiness, and one 101st Airborne Division soldier, who helps keep morale in Iraq high, is the morale “BOSS.” Spc. Miranda Pressley is the battalion Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, representative for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The BOSS program provides an organized outlet for single soldiers to interact in positive, constructive...
  • Iraqi soldiers graduate medical course, return to units in Al Anbar Province

    05/19/2006 5:47:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 355+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 19, 2006) -- Since Cpl. Haider Mohammed Jender joined the Iraqi Army a year ago, he has learned how to combat insurgents and provide security to his people. Now, the 34-year-old Iraqi soldier has completed what he says is the most important training he’ll ever receive – how to save lives. Jender was one of 20 Iraqi soldiers who recently graduated from an Iraqi Army’s Basic Medical Course here – the first in western Al Anbar Province – five weeks of lectures, written examinations and practical application on what U.S. medical personnel deem as crucial life-saving...
  • Former VMI cadets serve in aviation units in Iraq

    05/17/2006 4:22:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 349+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 16, 2006) -- One hundred and sixty-seven years ago, an educational institution was founded in the rolling hills of Virginia. Through the years, many brave Americans have walked its halls, taking the first steps of journeys marked by personal sacrifices of which some even offered their lives in defense of their fellow citizens and country. The Virginia Military Institute's mission is to produce educated, honorable men and women prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service,...
  • Transition Teams Coach, Mentor Iraqi Units

    05/13/2006 9:56:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 158+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 13, 2006 – Serving on a military transition team may be the most important job in Iraq today, with members working with Iraqi units to realize President Bush's promise: "As the Iraqis stand up. We'll stand down." Military Transition Team 0911, the "Mohawks," is where the rubber meets the road. The team works with the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade of the Iraqi 9th Division, the "Desert Lions." The Iraqi unit is a mechanized outfit and patrols the area north of this sprawling base. The Iraqis secure the three water points that supply 70 percent of the...
  • Northern Iraqi Units Engaged in the Fight, General Says

    05/05/2006 5:48:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2006 – All the Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq are engaged in the fight against terrorism and are making progress toward leading operations early next year, the U.S. general in charge of operations in the area said today. U.S. forces in the northern provinces are focused on building an Iraqi security force capable of providing domestic order and denying safe haven to terrorists, Army Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, commander of Multinational Division North and the 101st Airborne Division, said in a news conference from Iraq. Four Iraqi army divisions operate in the north, consisting...
  • Late night LOGPACs keep units in Iraq supplied

    04/21/2006 4:03:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 140+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    FOB KALSU, Iraq (Army News Service, April 21, 2006) – As Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fight terrorists and help the Iraqi army protect its country, Soldiers from Company A, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, silently creep through the streets of Iraq re-supplying Soldiers in the fight. New supply shipments arrive daily at Forward Operating Base Duke, where they are processed and distributed by the Soldiers of Co. A, 204th Spt. Bn. “Everything from food, water and office supplies to oil, wood and serviceable parts are sent on logistical packages to each base in the 2nd...
  • Unit's 'jump' has dual reasoning (11th Signal Brigade)

    04/19/2006 6:29:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    WILLCOX — Some soldiers of the 269th Signal Company jumped from Fort Huachuca to this agriculture community in northeastern Cochise County Tuesday. In the military, “jumping” is the movement of a unit from one place to another, like what is happening the next couple of weeks with the 11th Signal Brigade during Huachuca Thunder 2006, an exercise to validate the brigade’s communications equipment. But Monday’s jump for a small group of the 269th also was to show appreciation to students at the Willcox school system, especially the middle school students. The students became pen pals with one of the 269th’s...