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  • Nine foreign volunteers that fought ISIS arrested by KRG security force

    05/12/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 12, 2017 | none stated
    Foreign YPG volunteers seen in the vicinity of Jarablus. Photo: ARA News At least nine foreign volunteers, who had joined the ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to combat ISIS in Rojava-Northern Syria, were arrested by the Asayish security force in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, media sources reported on Thursday.Foreign volunteers are increasingly becoming victim of the problems between the Kurdish parties.“Internationalists Callum Ross (Rizgar Çiya), Ozgan Ozdil (Dêrsim Agir), Anthonî Degatto (Rustem Fist), Justin Schnepp (Şervan Agir), Mirko Bruna (Mirko Cûdî) from Italy, Paola Andolina (Azadî Raperîn) from Italy, Damien Rodriguez (Şêrzad Azad) from the US, Fernando...
  • President Trump sent FedEx courier a $10,000 check in the mail (Feel good story)

    01/30/2017 9:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post DC Politics ^ | January 30, 2017 | Justin Jouvenal
    The evening before his inauguration, President Trump took time to meet with a 24-year-old FedEx courier from rural Illinois. In a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., the soon-to-be president praised Shane Bouvet for his work as a volunteer on his campaign, hugged him and then promised him an extraordinary thank you: a $10,000 check. The unusual meeting was arranged after Trump said he read a profile about Bouvet in The Washington Post. The struggling single father had spent nights working and days volunteering for Trump, who Bouvet hoped could bring renewal to his home town of Stonington, Ill.,...
  • 'We're going to win this': Eric Trump rallies the troops for his father

    10/04/2016 8:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Those making calls, knocking on doors and placing lawn signs for Donald Trump in Harrisburg were visited by a thankful Eric Trump Tuesday afternoon. Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out in a tight Pennsylvania race, a swing state for the presidential election. Trump visited the campaign office in Mechanicsburg to rally the troops heading into the November election. "We are doing so great. Wherever I go, I see crowds like this" Trump said to the packed-in group. "The enthusiasm out there is absolutely incredible."(continued)
  • The Latest: Trump thanks phone bank volunteers in CO

    10/04/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Aurora Sentinel ^ | October 4, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The Republican nominee then stepped out to an interior balcony inside the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and waved to the cheering crowd below. LOVELAND, Colo. | The Latest on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps campaign visit to Colorado (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Donald Trump has paid a visit to thank phone bank volunteers before a Monday night rally in Colorado. A few dozen volunteers had made nearly 10,000 calls by the time Trump visited and saluted their efforts. The candidate boasted about their enthusiasm and said You cant let the media take it away!(continued)
  • TIME TO PUT THE MOVEMENT INTO ACTION!

    09/14/2016 7:28:32 PM PDT · by windhover · 6 replies
    9/12/16 | windhover
    O.K., It's after Labor Day, the kids are in school,vacations are over. Donald has overcome the last( and I do believe last)crash in his polling and pulled even with a fading, sick, and increasingly confused Hilary.He is even back in the lead by 3% in Florida and up 5% in Ohio. Ahead in Colorado and Nevada. Right, great news. It's a shame we need to forget about it now, as if it never happened. We need to finish walking the voter lists, working prayer chains, carpools, pot lucks and finish organizing the Greatest Ground Game in political history. Yard signs...
  • Donald Trump in Cleveland Post RNC FULL Speech 7/22/16

    07/22/2016 9:00:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-22-2016 | You Tube via LesGrossman2015
    Donald Trump told the press about his take on several National Enquirer stories, a sticking point of controversy that has dogged his campaign in the past In May, the real estate mogul worked himself into a bit of trouble when he implied that Raphael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Ted Boos Cruz, was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy. Donald Trump Remarks in Cleveland, Ohio Donald Trump delivered remarks to supporters in Cleveland, Ohio. He criticized Senator Cruz’s (R-TX) speech and said he would not accept his endorsement if he offers one. He was introduced by his running mate, Governor...
  • The NY Times Visited A Trump Campaign Office And Found Something They NEVER Expected It Says A Lot

    03/20/2016 9:39:28 AM PDT · by upsdriver · 41 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jack Davis
    The New York Times found what it called an unlikely melting pot when its reporters descended on a Donald Trump campaign office in Tampa, Fla. For a campaign frequently depicted as offering a rallying point for the white working class, the people volunteering to help Mr. Trump here are noteworthy for their ethnic diversity, reported the Times on Sunday. They include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American. The Times article included anecdotes from several campaign workers, and drew some common themes.
  • Camp Cruz: Volunteers set aside lives in other states to help candidate's Iowa push

    01/22/2016 4:52:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 22, 2016 | Seema Mehta reporting from Des Moines
    Dozens of Ted Cruz supporters gathered in a stairwell of a drab dormitory on a recent subfreezing morning, ready for their marching orders. "What is our purpose today?" bellowed Cruz campaign staffer Ken Brolin, 64. "Find undecided voters!" the volunteers replied in unison, before bundling up in scarves, snow boots and mittens, and marching out into the early morning light, ready to knock on hundreds of Iowans' doors. Welcome to Camp Cruz, the temporary home for an army of volunteers from around the country who have traveled to this snowbound state at their own expense. Their mission: to do all...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Biblical as He Rallies Campaign for 2016: ‘We’re Winning and It Terrifies Them’

    01/01/2016 8:32:30 AM PST · by Isara · 70 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 1, 2016 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz enjoyed a banner end to 2015, building a strong argument for being the top movement conservative in the Republican presidential race.But on New Year’s Eve, he was looking ahead to future battles. The Texas Republican told a conference call for 56,817 of his volunteers, according to The Blaze: We're winning right now. And as a result, I want to tell everyone: Get ready. Strap on the full armor of God. Get ready for the attacks that are coming." He added a warning: "We ain't seen nothing yet. ... In the month of January, we are going to...
  • Cruz's "Strike Force" of Texas Supporters Readies Iowa Push

    12/04/2015 1:10:54 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Presidential contender and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with a supporter at the opening of his first Iowa office in Urbandale, Iowa on Sept. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is expanding its presence in Iowa, beginning to send hundreds of volunteers from Texas to the early voting state where he increasingly looks like a top-tier candidate.On Saturday, the campaign will officially open "Camp Cruz," a home base of sorts for Cruz's Iowa Strike Force, according to aides. The strike force is a group of volunteers mostly from his home state who have committed to work for...
  • Cruz Campaign Tops 77,000 Volunteers

    10/29/2015 10:39:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/29/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced 77,190 volunteers have signed on to help Ted Cruz become the next President of the United States. Volunteers have signed up in all 50 states and five territories, including 5927 in the first four primary and caucus states.The Cruz mobile app, which helps volunteers coordinate and sign up new people, has been downloaded 22,251 times. Cruz volunteers are currently working on expanding the campaign's network of support throughout the country by engaging in their communities, attending events, coordinating on social media, and asking friends and relatives to donate."Our volunteer network...
  • CRUZ supporters South Central Texas

    10/17/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by Mac n Jac · 7 replies
    My San Antonio.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Joshua Fechter
    Most people might slap a bumper sticker on their car to show support for a political candidate. San Antonio resident Deborah Wall took it one step further. My apologies first for not knowing how to post this so Admin folks, please correct. I am attempting to get info out to Ted Cruz supporters in the San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels Texas area who want to get involved with an active pro-Cruz group. This article is was done on Debbie Wall, a local Ted Cruz supporter who is spearheading CRUZ16. She asked me to post.
  • These Female Veterans Are Dressed Like Pin Up Girls for An Incredibly Moving Reason

    08/14/2015 6:49:44 PM PDT · by null and void · 60 replies
    IJR ^ | 8/14/15 | Justen Charters
    Within the veteran community, there are over 1.8 million women. Some of those women are part of a pro-military organization called Pin Ups For Vets: Veterans Pin Ups For Vets is a non-profit that produces WWII-style pinup calendars every year. Proceeds from the calendar help to support our hospitalized veterans and deployed troops. The women who are part of Pin Ups For Vets even go to the VA hospitals to hand deliver them. Image Credit: Pin Ups For Vets This year, their calendar features 12 female veterans. Pin Up For Vets founder Gina Elise shared some of the images...
  • How Do We Counter the Appeal of Radical Islam for Our Youth?

    07/17/2015 10:34:27 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 33 replies
    7/17/2015 | A Navy Vet
    What is going on with the young adults of this Country and other Nations? Why are so many susceptible to the radical beliefs of ISIS and others to take up arms against innocent civilians?
  • Republican 2016 Hopefuls Court Iowa's 'Super Volunteers'

    04/28/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 27, 2015 | Adam Wollner
    The states most dedicated activists are getting showered with attention.CEDAR RAPIDS, IowaThe Monday after Easter, 73-year-old Joni Scotter found herself at the hospital for the second time in as many days. The two-time cancer survivor, having just been treated for a skin condition, was about to be hospitalized for three days after a series of tests revealed another problem: kidney failure. It didn't take long for the well-wishes to pour in from concerned friends, familyand Republican presidential contenders. Jeb Bush sent flowers and a handwritten note. Ted Cruz passed along flowers as well. Scott Walker mailed a copy of his...
  • Ebola vaccine WORKS: Drug passes first-round of trials

    11/27/2014 3:13:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 26 November 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system's production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some people also developed a different set of virus-fighting immune cells, named T cells, the study found.
  • Small California winery to close doors after being fined for using volunteers

    10/01/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Hey, no bigs. The state just fined a tiny winery $115,000 for using volunteers who were learning to make wine while getting the vineyard’s product to market. They were illegal paid labor, you see. Can’t have two free parties engaging in a trade of labor for specialized knowledge without the state getting involved and depriving the area of this particular business, its job opportunities, and its wares. Congrats, public. You have been served and protected: A small-time vintner’s use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000...
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked subject to ethical approval with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • After shock and grief in Pilger comes the hard work of cleanup, but volunteers flock to town to help

    06/19/2014 9:20:34 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 10 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 06/19/2014 | Kate Howard Perry
    PILGER, Neb. Shock and grief gave way to hard work Wednesday in Pilger as crews began removing what the tornado left behind. Only about 350 people live in the town where an estimated 80 percent of buildings were leveled or damaged beyond repair Monday. But on Wednesday the first day people other than residents were allowed into the affected areas 1,800 people registered as volunteers and came to lend a hand. Some came with no connection to the town, but many others were family and friends of Pilger residents, or neighbors who had been spared.
  • There is No Stealing in Baseball!

    04/13/2014 6:03:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4-13-14 | Michael Daly
    From manicures to motorcycles, four Little League crooks in three states used team funds for more than baseballs, bats and celebratory ice cream cones. Thanks to community kindness, its still game-on this spring. With the start of a new baseball season comes a disheartening stat that makes you worry not just for the national pastime, but for the nation itself: In less than a year, four little league presidents have been charged with looting their organization's treasury. The thefts left three of the leagues in such sorry financial shape that it seemed the kids might not be able to play...